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With a life-long interest in education and
a passion for Carleton, Gail Larose returns
from London, England, to take up her
new role as President of the Carleton
University Alumni Association. She speaks
with Editor Mary Huband for this issue's
Alumni making a difference
Carleton grads are active volunteers in their communities, giving their time
and expertise in many ways 10
Increased commitment to Carleton
Dedication and a willingness to help the University flourishes among
Carleton alumni 12
20 years of the GCTC
Carleton faculty, students and alumni were there at the beginning.
They still are 16
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Letters and Notes
Winter 1995* Carleton University Magazine »Page 1
otes and Letters
at Carleton in the
70s there was no
tion and no maga-
zine. When I
graduated in 1979, there was still no
organization and still no magazine. Records
were kept on a card wheel, there were no
events, no programs, no branches or
chapters, no homecoming, no reunions
and no services. We've come a long way
in 15 years.
This issue of the magazine is devoted
to the contributions Carleton alumni have
made as volunteers to Carleton through
the branches and chapters and in other
significant ways. It also pays homage to
the volunteer contributions made by Car-
leton grads in their own communities. As
you will discover, there are some very
impressive things happening and we are
all the richer for it.
We are pleased to welcome Maude
Barlow, BA/74, as our guest editorial
writer, and Tony Macerollo, BA/86, as our
principal recollector. As usual, our Edito-
rial Advisory Committee members have
been busy making major contributions to
this magazine and we thank them for their
efforts. We also welcome a new member
to the committee, Mark Giberson, BJ/84,
former Media Relations Officer at Carleton,
who has returned after three years at St.
Thomas University in Fredericton to work
for a major communications firm in Ot-
We welcome back to Ottawa Gail
Larose, MA/70, who has begun her two
year term as President of the Alumni
Association. Gail is the focus of our cover
The next issue of the magazine will be
in your hands the first week in June— in
time to whet your appetites for Home-
coming events in the fall when both
journalism and athletics are celebrating
Assistant Director, Development and
Editor, Carleton University Magazine
The Fall, 1994, issue of the Carleton University Magazine featured an article
on the University's international academic linkages. The article enumerated and
described international programs mounted by various schools and departments.
Conspicuously absent was the School of Architecture-probably the most
internationally active unit at Carleton.
For close to 20 years, the School has mounted a Directed Studies Abroad
( DSA) Program, sending students abroad for the first term of their fourth year.
This program has continued to grow. This year 60 students attend four separate
DSA programs in Rome, Prague, Istanbul and Detroit. Each group of 15 is
accompanied by an Architecture faculty member.
In addition to the DSA programs, the School has signed formal exchange
agreements with the School of Architecture in Grenoble and the Technical
University of Berlin. For the second year we are hosting a student from Grenoble
as well as students and faculty members from the Technical University of Berlin.
One of our third-year students is in Grenoble.
There are a number of other international initiatives. Last year six students
and one faculty member spent the month of August in Normandy, France,
designing a monument to the Battle of Normandy. Also last year, four students
spent a term in Dessau, at the Bauhaus, constructing a building, and another
group of students travelled to Egypt to document a mosque. This year the School
received funding from CIDA to send a group of eight students to India next
summer to study development patterns in Darhamsala.
Significant too is the School's new Master's program, designed to strengthen
the international and cultural focus of the undergraduate program.
With all of the above initiatives, it is distressing that the School of Architecture
was not included in the "International Expertise" article.
Director, School of Architecture
Support: it's not always money
When you graduate from university, there are usually
two things on your mind: finding a job and paying off your
student loan. Financial support to the University is not
usually a top priority, but the good memories of our years
at Carleton often draw us back to help the University in
a variety of ways.
Like all universities, Carleton depends on financial
support from corporations and individuals-that is the
economic reality in which we live. But money is not the only type of support
which makes Carleton the dynamic learning institution that it is. The involve-
ment of volunteers is perhaps one of Carleton's biggest assets.
I have been fortunate to have been a member of the Editorial Advisory
Committee for the last three years. The time I have spent learning about the
University, its faculty, and its dedicated staff, through my work with the
Committee , have been hours well spent.
The work of the Committee has allowed me to keep in touch with the
University and to see first-hand the importance of alumni involvement to the
continued success of Carleton. For those of you who, for whatever reason, are
unable to support the University financially, I urge you to give something more
precious than your money — give of your time.
Winter 1995* Carleton University Magazine»Vage2
Carleton excels in service to the community
ajor universities traditionally
consider their roles as con-
sisting of three inter-related
functions: teaching, research, and com-
munity service. The last often receives
less public attention than it deserves.
\ /./■ fe| At Carleton, we serve the National
Capital Region in many direct ways-
for example, through our School of Continuing Education,
faculty and student consulting activities and professional
services, mini-courses and camps for children, representa-
tion on task forces and advisory boards for government
agencies and the private sector, offering cultural and athletic
programming to the Ottawa community, hosting confer-
ences and providing access for the general public to our
campus facilities and services. The University's economic
impact on its community amounts to about one-third of a
billion dollars per year (more in periods of construction).
Indirectly, Carleton has an even greater outreach through
the volunteerism of its faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Each year, our students raise over $100,000 in cash for major
charities, and they give even more in volunteer time to
countless philanthropic projects in our area. Our employees
donate thousands of volunteer hours to the community as
canvassers, coaches, choir members, group leaders, hospital
and church volunteers and through more than 50 United Way
agencies~to name but a few.
By far the largest component of the Carleton family is the
alumni group-now 62,000 strong-whose contributions are
improving the quality of life in many hundreds of commu-
nities across Canada and around the world. In so doing, these
grads are extending the reach of the University's community
We on campus benefit directly from alumni volunteer
contributions to the University itself through such means as
service on the Board of Governors, membership on Presi-
dential Advisory Councils, participation on various task
forces and University committees, leadership in fundraising
campaigns, and especially through the work of the 34-
member National Alumni Council.
I am proud of the fine reputation for community service that
Carleton has gained in Ottawa and elsewhere through the
volunteer efforts of our immediate and extended family ^0
Robin H. Farqnhar
President, Carleton University
New alumni President extends greetings
t gives me great pleasure to extend
greetings for the New Year as the
new President of your Alumni As-
sociation. Although this is a new role
for me within the University, I have
been involved with Carleton in one
way or another for close to 35 years,
first as a student, then as a teaching
assistant and now as a dedicated alumna. It is clear that
Carleton remains an important part of my life.
I know that most alumni have had a positive experience
at Carleton although it does not strike us quite so forcibly
until we are at some distance from the campus. For the past
nine months I have been working with the Commonwealth
Secretariat's Human Resource Development Division in
London, England, helping to organize the 12th Conference
of Commonwealth Education Ministers. Long months of
planning finally culminated in a successful conference in late
November, 1994, in Islamabad, Pakistan.
It was a resounding success, not least because of the
presence of a strong South African delegation, the first to
attend an education ministers' conference in 33 years. The
other factor was the warmth and generosity of the Pakistani
I am also pleased to report that I was not the only Carleton
alumna in Islamabad, once again proving how very small the
world really is. More important, the experiences exchanged
and the lessons learned by education ministers and their
officials from 44 Commonwealth countries parallel those of
Carleton and the conclusions of the President's Commission
on the Second-Half-Century on which I had the good fortune
to sit. Quality in research and teaching, selectivity in admis-
sions with deliberate efforts to promote equity, diversifica-
tion in funding, efficiency in resource use, responsiveness to
social demand, experiments with new and imaginative forms
of educational delivery, new partnerships-this was the
substance of the education ministers' discussions in Islamabad
just as it has been over the past three years at Carleton.
I am very conscious just how much Carleton is in the
world and the world is in Carleton. This is possible through
the faculty, students, staff and alumni upon whose collective
expertise Carleton may call. I am very proud to be associated
with Carleton which has taken seriously the universality of
its educational mission. I hope to serve the University and my
fellow alumni, not only as President over the next two years,
but over all the years to come.
Gail Larose, BAHons/69, MA/70
Winter 1995 • Carleton University Magazine »Page 3
what it means to be
by Maude Barlow
Peace, order and good government. For
more than a century, Canadians have used
these three principles as the foundation
upon which to build our society.
e have chosen community over
unbridled individualism; co-
operation over competition.
We have seen the wisdom of interde-
pendence, and as a result, we have suc-
ceeded in creating a society that the
United Nations has singled out as the best
in the world.
Sadly, it is a society that is dangerously
at risk. And if Canadians hope to preserve
the values that have distinguished us as a
people and the society we have worked
so hard together to create, it's time that we
once again take command of our own
Our governments, both federal and
provincial, have chosen to follow an
agenda set down by a handful of
transnational corporations. The new
globalism is a euphemism for the dra-
matic transfer of power from citizens —
represented by their democratically elected
governments — to a corporate elite that is
answerable only to its shareholders. It is
transforming our world, bringing about
changes that are every bit as dramatic as
the Agricultural and Industrial Revolu-
tions. It is bankmpting nations, disman-
tling social programs and creating a glo-
bal underclass. It is raping the planet.
We are told by our governments that
these changes are inevitable and that
Canada will be left behind if it doesn't
create a climate more favourable to busi-
We are told that our social services are
in need of a major overhaul, that they've
become unaffordable. We are told that
the public sector — those things that we
do together — is inherently inferior to the
private sector — those things that are done
by individuals driven by the profit motive.
We are told that competition is superior to
cooperation and that somehow, a system
in which we are always at odds with one
another will lead us to greater prosperity.
What we aren't told is that, by its own
estimation, the federal government has
been losing $25 billion a year through tax
breaks to large corporations and wealthy
individuals. We aren't told that in the
1950s taxes were borne equally by corpo-
rations and individuals, but that today
corporations account for just 5.5 percent
of all tax revenues collected in Canada.
We aren't told about Statistics Canada
studies that show that 94 percent of the
debt that has accumulated since 1981 is
the result of tax breaks to the wealthy and
the counterproductive policy of high in-
Before we set about to dismantle our
social programs and reinvent what it
means to be Canadian, perhaps we should
think about what we stand to lose and just
how little we have to gain.
If, as the United Nations has said,
Canada is the best country in the world in
which to live, what is it that makes us so?
If the reason for this designation is our
sense of shared responsibility and con-
cern for one another — expressed through
our social programs, a fair tax system and
an economy that has provided room for
both public and private enterprise — maybe
it's time to challenge what is being passed
off as conventional wisdom.
Those of us who have had the benefit
of a university education have a special
responsibility. We owe it to ourselves, to
our children and to the men and women
who made that education possible to search
for the truth, to develop an informed
opinion and to take charge of our collec-
tive future. We are, by definition, leaders.
If the hard-earned rights of our parents and
grandparents are not to be dismantled, our
voices are needed now.^j*
Maude Barlow, BA/74, is the voluntary
chair of the Council of Canadians, an
independent, non-partisan, public inter-
est organization with more than 30,000
members and supporters across Canada.
Winter 1995* Carleton University 'Magazine «Page 4
Carleton has joined an exciting new
program with Bell Canada that will result
in an expanded program for alumni and
enhanced revenues for the University's
upcoming fundraising campaign.
Carleton became the fifth university in
Ontario to join the Bell Ambassador Pro-
gram when representatives of Bell and
the University signed a contract Septem-
ber 1. Other Ontario universities in the
plan are McMaster, Waterloo, Trent, and
What this means to Carleton and the
other universities is quite simply, more
money. According to the contract, Bell
pays Carleton four percent of all long
distance calls made by alumni and
students who are in the plan. And the
good thing about this is that there are
already over 7,000 alumni and students
in the plan. They are there because
they currently belong to an existing
Bell Real Plus Savings Plan and were
automatically switched over to the Car-
leton Bell Ambassador Plan when Car-
leton signed on.
All those Carleton subscribers will
continue to enjoy savings on long dis-
tance calls and at the same time have the
satisfaction of knowing that they are also
making it possible for Bell to turn money
over to Carleton.
Carleton chose Bell over other long
distance suppliers in the competition
for its business for a number of rea-
sons: revenues are based on the exist-
ing subscriber base, thereby eliminat-
ing the initial marketing phase and
making revenues higher; because, af-
ter investigation, it was shown that Bell
offered a host of supports and services
unequaled by competitors; because of
Bell's longevity and solid reputation;
and not the least, because of Bell's
tremendous financial support to Carle-
ton and the productive academic links
Carleton professors and students have
had over many years.
You might well ask-what does Bell
get out of this? Bell maintains its existing
subscribers and has the opportunity to
enlist more alumni and students because
of its affinity with the University.
Branch & Chapter Directory
Fiona Campbell, BAHons/90
Marcia Mayne, BA/78 H: (202
For information on setting up a branch, chapter or affiliate in your area,
contact Patti Cooper at (613) 788-2600 ext. 3637.
Gail Larose, BAHons/69, MA/70
Kerri Spooner, BAHons/92
The University has decided that as a
priority, sufficient money will be set aside
to provide for an additional issue of the
Carleton University Magazine each year.
That will be welcome news to our 50,000
subscribers who can now look forward to
receiving the most up-to-date informa-
tion and feature articles in four regular
issues annually. Other money will be
directed to the upcoming five-year cam-
paign for a variety of projects to enhance
teaching and learning at Carleton.
The Carleton University Students As-
sociation (CUSA) will use its extra income
to enhance existing programs and pro-
mote the excellence of the University
here and across Canada.
Anyone not already in a Bell Real
Plus Long Distance savings plan, or
anyone in a plan with another com-
pany and who would like to switch to
the Carleton-Bell Ambassador Program,
please call this toll free number and put
in your request. 1-800-624-1559
Winter 1995 • Carleton University -Magazine «Page 5
™ At a ceremor
Carleton grads celebrating
Homecoming '94 were blown
away by the incredible per-
formance of Elwood Blues
(alias Dan Aykroyd) and his
Soul Rider Revue.
The sold out benefit per-
formance at the National Arts
Centre October 15 raised
$150,000 for Carleton. It was
the highlight of Homecoming
and the centrepiece of a rous-
ing personal homecoming for
Dr. Dan, as he is now affec-
tionately known at Carleton,
rolled into Ottawa on October
13, a day officially proclaimed
"Dan Aykroyd Day" by the Mayor
of Ottawa, Jackie Holtzman.
He rode his favourite Harley
and was accompanied by an
entourage of outriders, family,
At a ceremony at the World
Exchange Plaza which attracted
thousands of local citizens, Dr.
Dan was awarded the Key to
the City. He attended a special
premiere of his controversial
new comedy Exit to Eden. He
signed hundreds of autographs,
spoke at an anti-Reform rally
on Parliament Hill, and visited
old friends, and old haunts.
But most of all he came
Winter 1995 • Carleton University Magazine • Page 6
home to Carleton.
On October 14, he turned
up at the Carleton gym for the
half-time ceremonies at the
annual Oldtimers alumni-stu-
dent basketball game and pre-
sented the 1964-65 third-
place Canadian Championship
banner to seven members of
that winning team.
On his favourite hog, he
roared over to the Alumni Thea-
tre for the Sock'n' Buskin and
Rim Studies reunion, and was
entertained by student improv
and an amazing performance
by Blues Brothers impersona-
tors and Carleton students
Kevin Waghorn and John Rizk.
Then it was off to the Animal
Dance where Dan Aykroyd, Jim
Belushi and other Blues Broth-
ers musicians rapped with Bruce
and the Burgers and the grads
of '69 and tested their dancing
feet on some 60's classics.
October 15 was the big day
and the Blues Brothers concert
was the focus. Dr. Dan re-
cruited some of the finest blues
musicians in the world, includ-
ing such "originals" as Steve
S>\uee Impereonatore Kevin Waghorn and John
with the original.
Cropper, Donald Dunn and Matt
Murphy. Jim Belushi took on
the role of Brother Z Blues,
Paul Shaffer kept the gang to-
gether, and Eddie Floyd of Stax-
Volt fame joined Larry Thurston
Not one of the 2,400 lucky
ticket holders will forget the
wild and rollicking performance.
Critics called the Blues Broth-
ers band "the finest R and B
band still playing" and praised
Aykroyd's talent and leader-
ship. It was a night of amazing
pride and togetherness that
had grads, young and old, on
their feet cheering, laughing
When Dan Aykroyd roared
out of town Sunday morning he
left his alma mater richer in
Winter 1995 • Carleton University Magazine • Page 7
^ over Story
Alumni Association President emotionally and
intellectually attached to Carleton
by Mary Huband
Carleton's new Alumni Association President has re-
turned to Ottawa after a nine-month assignment with
the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, England.
Gail Larose, MA/70, spent the last several months organizing
a major conference on the changing role of the state in education
for Commonwealth Education Ministers in 51 countries. The
conference was held in Islamabad, Pakistan, in November.
Now that she is back in the familiar surroundings of Ottawa
and Carleton, Gail is setting her mind to the challenges of
leading the University's 62,000-member Alumni Association for
the next two years.
She's also skiing the snowy slopes of the Gatineau Hills,
catching up on her reading — particularly the novels of A.S.
Byatt — and enjoying time with her husband, Ken, and son
Christian before taking on another permanent assignment.
For Gail Larose, education and all its many aspects has been
the focus of her professional and private life for many years.
That's why her new volunteer role as Carleton's alumni presi-
dent excites her. "I've been emotionally and intellectually
attached to education in general, and Carleton in particular,
since the early '60s," she says.
After graduating from Carleton with an honours degree in
French (and definitely a minor in Sock'n'Buskin, she affirms),
she met Ken, a fellow Carleton alumnus and son of former Vice-
President Ab Larose. At the time, she was appearing in a Winter
Palace production of The Duchess of Malfi at Le Hibou. "It was
instant," she recalls. "We were married in six weeks and flew off
to Edinburgh where Ken worked on a graduate degree in
philosophy." Gail continued to act and do "odd jobs" and has
fond memories of their impoverished student life in Scotland's
When they returned to Ottawa, Ken worked as an assistant
producer at the CBC and lecturer in philosophy at Carleton. "I
completed my master's degree in French, and got a job in the
awards division of the Association of Universities and Colleges
of Canada (AUCC)," she explains. It seemed the Laroses were
inextricably tied to things educational. Gail also taught French
as a sessional lecturer at Carleton, and in 1974 was hired as the
first woman director at the University of Ottawa-in Student
Winter 1995* Carleton University<Magazine»?d,ge8
Gail's career in education continued
with another appointment to the AUCC in
1974, this time to the association's Inter-
national Relations Division. After a brief
period as a full-time mother to Christian,
born in 1976, she eventually became
director of the division. In 1983, she was
appointed by the Department of Foreign
Affairs as Secretary to the Commonwealth
Scholarship and Fellowship Committee.
From 1983-86 Gail served as Director
of the International Relations and Schol-
arship Administration Division of AUCC.
Then came an exciting opportunity to jet
off to London to the Commonwealth
Secretariat where for four years she suc-
cessfully juggled her career and family as
she worked in the Higher Education Unit
of the Human Resources Development
Group. During that time, she organized,
attended and gave papers at various edu-
cational conferences in England and else-
where. "Those were amazing and enrich-
ing years for all of us," she says, "and
some of our happiest memories as a
family are related to our visits together in
Britain and Europe."
It was during those London years that
the Carleton alumni initiative really took
off. When Gail returned to Ottawa in 1990
the little alumni operation she remem-
bered was unrecognizable.
"When I volunteered to serve on the
Alumni Council in the early '80s we
stmggled to make things happen, but the
alumni in those days did not have a
profile, nor were there resources to mount
a significant program for grads."
All that had changed. Gail was back in
a new position as Director of Research
Communication and International Rela-
tions for the Social Sciences and Humani-
ties Research Council (SSHRC). She also
served as an alumni volunteer at Carleton
and discovered that the alumni office was
now adequately resourced and had a
mandate to develop branches and chap-
ters in Ottawa and elsewhere.
In 1992, the 50th anniversary of the
University, Gail was asked to serve as an
alumni member of the President's Com-
mission on the Second -Half-Century, and
she played a prominent role in the com-
mission's deliberations and in writing its
"I believe that Carleton grads have a
vital role to play in assisting the University
in its policy decisions. We speak with
authority and experience. I believe we
(Above) Gail and Ken Larose in Kensing-
ton Park, London, in the 1980s. (Right)
Gail on the glacier at Val Thorens, France,
are already speaking with some influence
through the Board of Governors, the
Presidential Advisory groups, and through
our various branches, chapters and the
National Alumni Council."
Gail's aim as President of the Alumni
Association is to help consolidate that
strength, and to take the University's
message to more grads. "We don't realize
what a strong presence our University has
in the international and national commu-
nity," she says. Properly nurtured and
informed, that presence leads to support
for Carleton, she believes.
Gail is proud of Carleton's historic
policy on accessibility which has pro-
vided opportunities for post secondary
education to under-achievers, women,
seniors, foreign students and those with
physical and learning disabilities. "Acces-
sibility and excellence can and should go
together," she says.
The University is entering another
major fundraising campaign. The Alumni
Association's new president is mindful of
the challenge that brings to the associa-
tion and all its members. "Our grads have
matured and I believe their respect for
Carleton has increased. I would expect
that would translate into tangible support
for Carleton in the years to come," she
She says she's happy to be home once
again in Ottawa with husband Ken, who
now owns a successful translating busi-
ness, and son Christian, in his final year at
Lisgar Collegiate (where his mother and
grandfather Ab Larose both graduated).
Gail will continue to pursue her interests
in theatre, books, the piano, skiing, ten-
nis, and travel.
And most important for Carleton's
62,000 alumni, Gail Larose is also looking
forward to leading the Alumni Associa-
tion through very exciting times. "With
the help of our wonderful 34-person
National Alumni Council, I expect to
represent our members and articulate
their ideas and their support on many
occasions in the next two years."
Winter 1995* Carleton University Magazine ^ Page 9
Making a difference next door
and around the world
by Mark Giberson
Volunteers. They're people making a difference — breath-
ing new life and vitality into our communities, giving
their time and expertise to our professional organiza-
tions, tackling the issues of the day and helping us to see one
another in a different light.
Carleton alumni are among the best. They're reaching out
into the community to reshape our world. And often, they got
their start right on campus.
Philip Capobianco, BAHons/91, is a case in point. A matter
of weeks after beginning his studies at Carleton in the fall of
1986, the Toronto native was elected president of the Universi-
ty's Political Science Forum, one of the largest academic
societies on campus. Later he went on to form the Canadian
Students Association at Carleton.
Through the association, Capobianco brought in speakers
like Ontario Lieutenant Governor Lincoln Alexander. But he
says the highlight came when he brought former prime minister
Joe Clark to campus during the 1988 federal election campaign.
"We had close to 400 students out to hear him," says Capobianco.
"It was quite the experience."
When Capobianco graduated from Carleton in 1989 with
a Bachelor of Arts, he received a service award from the
University's student association in recognition of his volun-
teer work at Carleton. He also received the University's C.V.
Hotson Memorial Scholarship for his contribution to student
He returned to Carleton for an honours degree in the fall of
1989- Not long after that, a series of newspaper reports
suggesting that a Mafia-sponsored crime wave was sweeping
through Ottawa's Little Italy led Capobianco to stand up for his
community. His spirited defense of Italian-Canadians was
broadcast on the local CBC radio station. And before long, he
was being asked to spearhead a human rights committee for the
Congress of Italian Canadians.
Since then, the group has been working with police,
members of the news media and other community-based
organizations to promote understanding and to dispel some of
the misconceptions people have about members of the Italian-
The 27-year old is equally passionate about helping dispel
some of the popular myths about members of his own Genera-
tion X. In 1991, he took it upon himself to present their case
before a select committee of the Ontario legislature.
Then, last fall, he called in to an Ottawa radio talk show to
challenge the host of the program who was haranguing about
today's do-nothing young people. "The guy was really misin-
formed," says Capobianco. "I suggested that he and his listeners
should get their facts straight and the next thing you know, he
invited me to come on the show."
Capobianco appeared on the program a couple of weeks later.
Today, Capobianco is completing an education degree while
continuing to work as a real-estate broker in Ottawa. He says
that once he has finished his education he may set his sights on
a career in public service.
"I think we need politicians who are interested in improving
peoples' lives. I've always considered public service a voca-
tion — something you dedicate your life to. My experience
seems to be leading me in that direction and I'd really welcome
the opportunity of serving my community. To my mind, service
is its own reward."
That thought is likely to be shared by Nancy Johnstone,
MSW/56. Since 1973, Johnstone has served as director of Youth
Guidance, a social service agency that's been making a name for
itself as a result of its work with inner city kids in Chicago.
Johnstone refers to Youth Guidance as her "real" job. But for
more than a decade she's also been the volunteer executive
director of Women in Charge-a group that Johnstone founded
in 1983 to support the thousands of women who work in
Winter 1995* Carleton University Magazine »Page 10
Chicago-area non-profit organizations.
Recalls Johnstone, "In the early '80s
I was chairing a committee for the
University of Chicago's school of social
service administration. The school had
just added management as an area of
specialization within its master's de-
gree program and officials at the school
were interested in looking at the spe-
cific needs of the women who were in
the program. I put together a commit-
tee, and we worked on the issue for a
year or so. It was really a lot of fun."
But for Johnstone, the fun was just
beginning. "Around 1983, we got the idea
of putting on a conference for these
women and the thousands of others whom
we knew were working with non-profit
organizations. Oh, we had great plans,
but not much money."
The money for the conference came in
the form of a $3,000 personal loan that
Johnstone arranged with a friend in the
"Our break-even point for the confer-
ence was 300 registrants and we were
very nervous," she recalls. "But when the
registrations topped 1,100 we not only
had to cut them off, we knew that some-
thing very significant had been born."
That was the beginning of Women
in Charge, and Johnstone and her col-
leagues have been organizing biennial
conferences, workshops and seminars
ever since. "We pull in close to a
thousand people to our conferences
every two years," says Johnstone. "It's
a tiny, little organization with a huge
constituency. We try to provide these
women with what they need in terms
of support, training and networking to
advance their careers in the non-profit
sector. I'm convinced we're serving a
And Johnstone isn't the only one who
thinks so. Earlier this year the University
of Chicago awarded her a public service
citation for exemplary leadership in vol-
untary activities, largely for her work with
Women in Charge.
Ruta Skelton, BJ/76, is another Carle-
ton alumna who knows something about
volunteer leadership. Last June, she was
elected chair of the International Associa-
tion of Business Communicators (IABC) —
a worldwide organization representing
some 12,000 communication and public
relations professionals in more than 40
In her "real" job, Skelton is a principal
with Towers Perrin — an international
human resource consulting firm with
Canadian offices in Montreal, Toronto,
Calgary and Vancouver. Skelton is re-
sponsible for the company's Canadian
"As IABC chair, I'm spending an aver-
age of one day out of every five on
association business. My weekends and
whatever free time I used to have are
pretty much chewed up by my IABC
commitments as well," she says.
Leading an international organization
also means a lot of travel. For example,
Skelton's recent speaking engagements
have involved trips to Los Angeles and
London, England, where she made pres-
entations to the Conference Board in both
cities. She's also becoming very much at
home in San Francisco, the site of IABC's
world headquarters. "Since joining the
association in 1980, I'd say I've made about
30 trips to the city by the bay," she laughs.
Skelton has held a series of leadership
positions within IABC — as president of the
organization's Toronto chapter, as chair of
the association's international awards pro-
gram and, for two terms, as a member of
IABC's international executive board.
"People are always asking me why I
put so much of my time and energy
into IABC. I guess my professional
development hasn't come about from
going to conferences and seminars, but
from serving as a leader. I've always
been able to bring back a lot of what
I've learned and apply it to my work."
Nevertheless, Skelton is not afraid to
say that her volunteer commitments
amount to something of a juggling act. "I
have two young sons," she says. "One is
six and the other is 16 months. I'm
fortunate in having an excellent support
network. My husband is great, and I have
a wonderful mother-in-law who's more
than willing to pop in to help."
From talking to Skelton, you get the
sense that she, like Johnstone and
Capobianco, is motivated from a deep
sense of commitment and from the sheer
joy of making a difference. "It's a sacrifice
in some ways, but in the long run, it's
worth it," says Skelton. "But more to the
point, it's fun."'
Mark Giberson, BJ/84, is a communica-
tions consultant with Astroff Corkwn Ross
Associates in Ottawa.
Winter 1 995 • Carleton University Magazine • Page 1 1
Bob Hindson, BSc/66, talks enthusiastically about his alma mater with new
students and parents at a Send-Off program hosted at his home in Vancouver,
by Nancy Lewis
They're in our classrooms and in our
courtrooms. They're on our televi-
sion sets and radio stations. They're
in government and corporate offices, in
banks, and businesses scattered all across
Diverse in age and profession, this
group of men and women all have in
common one important factor— they're
Carleton alumni volunteers.
Alumni involvement at Carleton is
growing at a record-breaking rate. Just 10
years ago, the University's fledgling Alumni
Association consisted of a small nucleus
of Ottawa grads who met informally to
organize social events. Few people even
knew the organization existed.
Today the Association's volunteer corps
has grown to include 12 branches in
major cities across Canada, 10 chapters,
and five affiliate groups worldwide. Re-
quests for affiliate status have recently
come in from as far away as Japan and the
Alumni branch and chapter volunteers
also make up Carleton's 34-member Na-
tional Alumni Council which has become
the largest, and perhaps the most influ-
ential, it's ever been. As well as being the
official spokespersons for the Associa-
tion, council members are charged with
considering and establishing Association
policy, and advising the University on all
matters relating to alumni.
Carleton grads are gaining influence
in other ways as well. In 1991, Presiden-
tial Advisory Councils were established in
eight major cities across Canada as a
forum for community members to help
the President deal with the issues facing
the University. Membership on the Coun-
cils is voluntary. Councils are comprised
of about 20 business and professional
leaders from each city and alumni ac-
count for 80 percent of the membership.
Alumni were also major contributors
to the President's 1992 Commission on
the Second-Half-Century. Six alumni com-
missioners—Maureen O'Neil, BA/64
(Chair); Stuart Adam, MA/67; Gail Larose,
MA/70; Bob Laughton, BA/59; J.L Humar,
PhD/74; J.S. Wight, PhD/76 and two
alumni staff members, Jill Vickers,
BAHons/65 and Immelda Mulvihill, MA/
87— volunteered their time and energy "to
study and seek consensus on the charac-
ter and purpose of Carleton University
and to develop guidelines for future poli-
cies, plans and decisions." (The student
cohort, consisting of Rupert Gordon, Lucy
Watson, Samantha Sheen and Baldish
Toor are now or soon will be alumni).
The resulting report is considered to be
an important document in helping to
shape Carleton's future.
The University's Board of Governors
reflects a growing alumni presence as
well. The current slate of appointments
Winter 1995 • Carleton University -Magazine «Page 12
includes two Carleton students and 16
Carleton grads including Chairperson
Maureen O'Neil. This represents more
than half the seats on the board.
Whether it's organizing branch/chapter
events, assisting with Carleton's diploma
framing service, or sitting on an executive
committee, the opportunities for alumni
involvement are endless. Why are all of
these Carleton graduates willing to give
back to their alma mater? Their motivations
for getting involved seem to be as diverse
as the grads themselves.
Thirty-one year-old Dave Thomson,
MCS/93, says he became a volunteer
because he felt he owed more to Carleton
than the tuition he paid. "What Carleton
gave to me is my life - my career, my
friends," he says. "I feel a very strong
attachment to Carleton."
A manager of Development Environ-
ments at Object Technology International
in Ottawa, Ontario, Dave joined the Alumni
Association in 1992 as a member of the
Homecoming Committee. He says the
positive social experience he's gained is
what keeps him coming back for more.
He has since chaired the committee two
years in a row and currently holds a seat
on the National Alumni Council through
his membership in the Ottawa Branch.
"I like the idea of alumni being the
ambassadors of the University," Dave
says. "I'm proud to be a Carleton grad and
I want to give something back some-
One of the newest alumni volunteers
is Mark Horton, BA/93, a prison case-
worker with Corrections Canada in King-
ston, Ontario. A few short months ago,
Mark's only contact with the Alumni As-
sociation had been to rent a gown and
hood for graduation photos. Today, the
24 year-old graduate of Carleton's crimi-
nology program is president of the newly-
created Kingston branch and a member
of the National Alumni Council.
Mark says his new role with the Alumni
Association is a great way to meet people
and establish valuable connections.
"I'm happy I got involved," he says. "And
I'm convinced that alumni can put them-
selves in a position to make a big contri-
bution to the direction the University
Mark has maintained close ties to
Carleton since graduating. His two room-
mates and many of his co-workers are
Carleton alumni. He proudly displays a
Carleton sticker on his car and still wears
his University jacket.
Gerard Buss, BA/73, has always been
a visible supporter of his alma mater. On
any given day in London, Ontario, you'll
find him sporting a Carleton baseball cap
or an alumni t-shirt or flashing his Univer-
"Quite frankly I'm proud of Carleton
and I like to broadcast it," he says.
Gerard has also been a dedicated
volunteer with the Alumni Association
since 1988. For three years he organized
the successful "Alumni Fun Runs" for
Homecoming Weekend and was a mem-
ber of the Ottawa Branch.
In 1992, when Standard Life trans-
ferred Gerard to London as branch man-
ager, he refused to relinquish his ties to
his home town university. Instead, he
offered to launch a new Southern Ontario
Alumni Branch of which he is currently
president. He continues to serve on the
National Alumni Council and also chairs
the Association's services committee.
"I always appreciated the fact that I got
a good education at Carleton," Gerard
says. "By getting involved, I feel I can
help send the message that Carleton is a
good university. Giving back is an impor-
tant issue for me."
Alumni involvement stretches from coast
to coast. Bob Hindson, BSc/66, of Vancou-
ver, British Columbia, has been involved
with the University in many volunteer
capacities since 1987. In addition to a
financial commitment, Bob has donated
his time and energy as a former president
of the Vancouver branch, as host of the
University's Send-Off program for new
students, and more recently, as a member
of the Presidential Advisory Council.
He says he's grateful to Carleton for
giving him an opportunity for a university
education. As a 21 year-old technical
school graduate without his Grade 13,
Bob found his career choices limited in
the 1960s. Other universities refused his
application, but Carleton's open admis-
sions policy gave him the chance to prove
Today, the Vice-President of Aber
Resources Ltd. says, "I still feel I owe the
school. I feel very strongly that Carleton
played a large part in my success and in
my life as a whole."
Volunteering, he adds, is simply a fun
way of giving something back to his alma
mater. "It's another interest in my life
besides work, family and sport, and I get
satisfaction in knowing that I'm helping a
As Carleton's network of alumni vol-
unteers continues to grow, so too does
the reputation and success of the Univer-
sity. Carleton President Robin Farquhar
says, "We have been gratified to discover
the tremendous dedication and commit-
ment to Carleton. An impressive number
of influential Canadians have an extremely
high regard for Carleton and a real desire
to help us.
The new alumni branch in Kingston was launched in November 1994. The branch's
new executive includes, from left, Derek Waddingham, BA/86, president Mark
Horton, BA/93, Marina Pinder, BAHons/89, Frank Pinder, BEng/88 and Ann
Winter 1995* Carleton University Magazine •Vzge 13
is back as a
by Dtanne Salt
\ 'f 'W ' I mi Keith Sjogren, HA 71, emigrated from England in
\ ' A ' 1 ( Xk, lie arrived in Ottawa and registered for political
^K^m science at Carleton University. In a voice that still
echoes a British accent, he admits not having "any real idea of the
reputation of Canadian universities or anything like that at all."
And like most students anxious to meet new people, Keith
was quick to become involved in campus activities.
Twenty-seven years later, Keith has continued his involve-
ment with the University, but in a different way. His interest is
no longer amateur theatre as it once was, and he's no longer "just
your average student."
At 49, Keith is the President and Chief Operating Officer of
CIBC Securities Inc., the fifth largest mutual fund company in
Canada with over $7 billion in assets under management. As the
person responsible for the day-to-day activities of this powerful
force in the mutual fund industry, it's a wonder he has time for
anything outside the hectic pace of corporate business.
But according to Keith, having outside interests has helped
him to be more balanced as a person. And it is, no doubt, a tight
balancing act he maintains juggling his responsibilities as the
head of a major mutual fund company, a Director of the
Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, a parent of two univer-
sity-aged sons, and, most recently, a member of Carleton's
Presidential Advisory Council.
Keith chose Carleton because he was studying political
science and felt that a university situated in the nation's capital
"could offer far more insight into politics in Canada and the
political system in Ottawa."
His first day on campus, Keith recalls he was doing what most
frosh do, "cruising the tunnels," when he saw a notice inviting
people to sign up for the campus theatre club, Sock'n'Buskin.
"I had done quite a bit of amateur theatre during my youth
and had found that it was a good way to meet people. As I was
new to Ottawa and new to Carleton, I really didn't know very
many people at all," remembers Keith.
So he joined Sock'n'Buskin and found what he calls "a lively
theatre company and a great cross-section of people."
As a second-year student in 1969, Keith was president of
Sock'n'Buskin when a young, Ottawa native named Dan
Aykroyd joined the group.
"I have the honour of having run the first theatre company
that Dan ever became involved in," says Keith.
Keith says he has one regret about his theatre work at
Carleton, but it's not that his name isn't on the big screen.
"I always had a regret that Carleton never built a real theatre.
I'm sure that I echo the sentiments of a lot of people when I say
that the Alumni Theatre was hell. It was a real test for any actor,
producer, director, lighting or sound person," laughs Keith.
But Aykroyd and cramped working spaces aren't his only
memories of his theatre work while studying.
"It was a tiring hobby because you had to cram in rehearsals
as well as your work. Rehearsing for a full-length play is quite
testing. There's a lot of work that goes into putting on a
production, so it was fairly late nights I seem to remember," he
Keith was one of the first grads to be approached by the
University to join the Toronto Presidential Advisory Council. In
existence since 1991, the Councils in eight cities meet with the
President twice a year to discuss and exchange information on
a variety of issues facing the University.
Winter 1995« Carleton University Magazine »Page 14
Keith says that the offer to sit on the
Council "came out of the blue" noting that
except for being on the University's mail-
ing list, he had lost touch with Carleton
while working in a variety of manage-
ment positions in Hong Kong, Los Ange-
les, Tehran, London and Singapore.
"I thought, 'Do I need to do this sort of
thing?' And then I said, 'Yes I do.' I enjoyed
my time at Carleton and I have two
children who are entering the university
phase of their lives and I do have time. So
I decided to accept the invitation and I
haven't regretted it at all. In fact, it's been
very interesting and it enables me to give
something back to the University other
than through a cheque," explains Keith.
Carleton President Robin Farquhar
comments that Keith has played a signifi-
cant role as a member of his Advisory
Council in Toronto.
"Keith can always be counted on for
frank, insightful suggestions which are
particularly helpful because of his long
relationship with the University and his
considerable international business ex-
perience. We have benefitted greatly be-
cause of his involvement and support, "
says Dr. Farquhar.
A "business perspective" is where Keith
feels he can make a contribution to Car-
leton by providing the President "with an
appreciation of the issues that businesses
are facing both from the point of view of
recruitment of people as well as the type
of people we are looking for." Keith says
he can also provide insight into the types
of fundraising activities which would
appeal to businesses, as well as those that
"In the business community, we prob-
ably see the world from a different per-
spective than the president of a univer-
sity. Our priorities may be slightly differ-
ent. If Carleton is to be a contemporary
institution, if it's to meet the needs of the
stake holders, whether they're the stu-
dents or the faculty or the people who
benefit from research, then the President
needs to have advisors outside the Uni-
versity community," notes Keith.
From his perspective, Keith says the
people he's met on both the academic
and administrative sides of Carleton, and
the planning these two groups have un-
dertaken "encourages me and makes me
believe that we have a definite focus at
the University, that we have a sense of
where we want to be."
Keith says he enjoys his work with the
"It's put me back in touch with the
University and made me much more
aware of current issues relating to univer-
sity education. I think it's provided me, as
the opera does, with another outlet out-
side my day-to-day work," he reflects.
"I think that the university community
in Canada needs a lot of support and
there's no better group to provide that
support than the people who benefitted
from the learning experience that they
had at their university."
Dianne Salt, BJ/86, is a communications
officer with the Department of the Solicitor
General and Chair of the Editorial Advi-
sory Committee for this magazine.
(Above) Keith Sjogren in the 1970 Sock'n'Buskin production of Harold Pinter's The
Homecoming. (Below) Keith and Dorothy Sjogren are shown with sons Andrew,
left, and Tim at their home, Christmas, 1993.
Winter 1995 • Carleton University Magazine »Page 15
They agreed early on that if there wasn't a
lot of money in it, it had better be fun! And
those involved with the 20-year-old Great
Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) have
been committed to that concept of theatre
The GCTC was founded two dec-
ades ago by a small group of Car-
leton students and professors who
believed Ottawa's arts community needed
something more. The concept was quite
simple, explains Larry McDonald, MA/68,
Associate Professor of English at Carleton
and one of the GCTC's original board
members. He is the only founding mem-
ber still with the company today. "We felt
that in the capital of your own nation, you
should be able to see and make plays
about your own country and culture."
So that's exactly what they did. The
GCTC has presented 116 plays, 43 of
which have been world premieres. The
company has survived the critics, the
crises, and the collapse of almost every
other alternative theatre around them.
And according to McDonald, the survival
has been based on two things: a lot of
luck, and a lot of loyalty.
The early 70s was the heyday of the
alternative theatre in Canada. At Carleton,
McDonald says the desire to take part in
the cultural revolution was natural and
irresistible to a generation of students
who had been politicized by such events
as Canada's centennial celebrations and
the Vietnam War. A group of students
joined together to produce a new script
by Carleton English professor and play-
wright Robin Matthews, and they were
hooked. No one wanted to stop. And so
began the meetings to plan the birth of
The Great Canadian Theatre Company.
'And Robin, of course, inspired in the
students a seriousness and a confidence
and an ambition that paid no heed to the
impossibility of founding a theatre com-
pany despite the almost complete ab-
sence of money, resources, experience
and professional training," adds
Another key player in the early years
was Arthur Milner, BA/78, in those days a
student of political science at Carleton,
who became an actor with the company.
"Our aim was always to be a professional
theatre company," he says. Milner went
on to hold numerous positions with the
GCTC— from playwright to fundraiser—
and is currently Artistic Director for the
The GCTC began, with a meagre budget
comprised of $500 yearly donations from
each of the Board members and any other
freebies or handouts that could be found.
"They perfected the art of scrounging,"
says Jane Gardner, the GCTC's current
administrator. "There was little pay, and
the board would do whatever was needed
to be done, literally banging the nails on
Everyone acknowledges the company
was short on experience but long on
enthusiasm. McDonald laughs as he re-
counts their very first production. "The
play was a drama about Inuit life in the
Arctic, which meant the actors were cos-
tumed in parkas and sweating profusely
in the cold Arctic winds, which were
created for benefit of both audience and
cast by fans blowing over big beer tubs
filled with ice. Such are the origins of
greatness in this country's cultural his-
tory, if truth be told."
The GCTC spent its first seven years
searching for a home in the most unlikely
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of locations. The company performed in
the Ottawa South Firehall, the Blue Gar-
denia Restaurant, the Quaker Meeting
Hall on Fourth Avenue, and, of course, at
the Alumni Theatre at Carleton.
And throughout the early years, the
company called upon Carleton whenever
it needed a little help along the way. Plays
were co-produced with Carleton's Theatre
Coordinator, Associate Professor Douglas
Campbell, thus doubling the budget and
qualifying the company for cheaper rental
rates at the theatre. Carleton also pur-
chased small-cast shows and plays for
young audiences that the company put on
the road. Even the GCTC's photocopying
budget was occasionally subsidized by the
In 1982, the GCTC claimed its own
home in an old truck repair garage on
Gladstone Avenue. At the time, the leap
to bricks and mortar was monumental for
the company. "We felt like a bunch of
kids, trying to act grown-up," says Milner.
"It seemed so absurd to think we were
looking for $400,000 for a new building."
And, once again, Carleton's contribu-
tions were significant. Phil Sharp, a
professor in the School of Architecture,
used great imagination and great frugality
to create a wonderful space for the GCTC.
The new theatre opened with the pre-
miere of Sandinista!, a large-scale, pro-
duction with music by Ian Tamblyn. The
next year, the play toured nationally and
won international recognition.
The unique set-up of the company has
contributed greatly to its longevity.
McDonald credits Robin Matthews, now
retired from Carleton's Department of
English, with ensuring that a theatre board
made up of both artists and community
members was created. "Robin was deeply
suspicious of anarchism and wholly com-
mitted to democracy. He recognized the
need for collectivity as well as continuing
authority. He insisted on that balance,
and at various times, we drew on both for
Today, as the GCTC celebrates its 20th
anniversary, the successes and struggles
continue. To mark the milestone, the
1994-95 season consists entirely of new
Canadian plays. "New plays represent the
future of theatre. That's where the risk is
-and the excitement," explains Milner.
Included in the season's program is a new
collaboration of Larry McDonald, Patrick
McDonald (now Artistic Director at Van-
couver's renowned Green Thumb Thea-
tre) and Arthur Milner entitled Cheap
Shots. McDonald describes it as a reunion
project for the three long-time members.
Still, there's no doubt the GCTC is
changing. McDonald and Milner are the
only early members still actively involved.
There's a lot of new blood, and as a result,
a bit of a shift away from the Carleton
connection. But both members are quick
to say this kind of change is good. "The
roots of the GCTC are still fed by the
principles and social vision that grew out
of Carleton," says McDonald. "I think
another measure of success is the ability
to grow and change and have turnover in
personnel, and still maintain the original
sense of purpose and vision. We're
proud of the company's ability to attract
And the connections with Carleton will
always remain in the unique history of the
GCTC. "We still have stronger relations
with Carleton than we do with Ottawa U,"
explains Gardner. "And that's ironic since
Ottawa U has a theatre department. But it's
the links Carleton professors made with
the theatre that now establish the links that
their students have."
When asked about the future of the
GCTC, McDonald seems guardedly opti-
mistic. "It's difficult to say. I think we've
established our artistic credentials very
well," he says. "We're poised with the
talent and expertise to make a move into
bigger space, larger productions, expanded
audiences and, no doubt, there's a vacuum
to fill in the city. It's what we ought to do,
the community needs it. I guess it comes
back to luck and loyalty." ^jj'
Jane Petricic, BJ/86, is Director of Public
Relations at The Grace Hospital, Ottawa.
(Above) Komagata Maw Incident, a 1979 production, starred Carleton grad and
former Buskinite James O'Regan, BA/74, shown with Kathy MacLellan and
Stephanie Young. (Previous page) The first production in the Gladstone Ave.
building was Sandinista!, which had a very successful run and eventually went on
tour. Pictured are Alan Templeton, Robert Bockstael, Ken Brown, and Mary Ellis.
Winter 1995« Carleton University Magazine »Page 17
by Tony Macerollo
ear Mr. Macerollo, we have
(reviewed your academic
records and regret to inform
you that you have not been selected for
admission to Carleton University."
How could this be? I knew it would be
tough but tougher than Queen's and
Waterloo where I had been accepted?
Thanks to some pushing on my part (my
file was confused with another person),
my rejection from Carleton would not be
my last memory of a truly fine academic
A whole world opened up to me at
Carleton and I was excited about doing
my undergrad degree here. The opportu-
nities to pursue almost any interest were
possible: the courses, the societies, the
clubs, the lectures, the pubs. It was great!
At Carleton, I was fortunate to experi-
ence almost everything that university life
could offer a student— a residence, a qual-
ity education, a diverse social environ-
ment and a democratic community that
encouraged participation in University
Carleton was never strong on the
administrative matters. In the final weeks
before my graduation I found out that my
ethnic background was about to change
to Scottish (MacErollo) from Italian\ Slovak
But by my final year, it was just part of
Some of the memories that come to mind from Carleton
Facing the existence of God and the meaning of meaning. Julian Wolfe, my philosophy
prof regularly challenged not so much my Roman Catholic background but my ability
to think critically.
My first encounter with the notion that "50 percent of you will not pass." First year
calculus would be a real zinger.
Irwin Gillespie turning yogurt and butter into an interest in economics.
Going to my first student rally.
Being a floormate with a piglet.
Dealing with IS-LM and Utility curves.
The floor dinner when I swallowed the toothpick In the filet mignon and it got stuck in
Receiving a Valentine cheese and fruit basket from my mother In the middle of the
floor's stag party.
Trying to prove that Marx was a good economist.
Having some jaw wrenching experiences as res fellow. Hummers.
Taking a course titled, "Security and Intelligence in the Modern State" and being told
by the Israeli embassy that the Mossad (Israel's secret security service) didn't exist.
The day Bill 3eckel first came to meet me In the CUSA office.
Discovering that a mathematical equation describing the economy could take up four
blackboards— and understanding why!
On moving from residence, my first encounter with a cockroach.
Suffering the service of OC franspo.
Organizing my first student rally.
Being offered a position as T.A. for second year statistical analysis.
Serving breakfast from McDonald's on my second student rally.
Understanding how it is possible to extend the bounds of the economy to five
The student council meeting to vote on the motion requiring CUSA to sever all
relations with South Africa.
Writing my comprehensive exam in economics. It's amazing how you can ask so many
questions in so few hours.
Graduating at the National Arts Centre.
The people who are now my friends.
After serving as res fellow, floor rep, VP (Education) for CUSA, and President of CUSA,
Tony Macerollo left Carleton with a BA in economics in 1986. Since then his world has
opened up. He is now Executive Assistant to the Honorable fohn Manley, MP-also a
Winter 1995* Carleton University Magazine »Page 18
The Carty Bequest
$1.2 Million Gift
he new Carleton University roundation received its
first major gift this winter with a bequest of $1.2
million from the estate of Kathleen C. Carty (1895-1994).
Under the terms of the bequest the donation will be
endowed to set up The Carty Bequest. Interest will be used at
the discretion of the University President for activities that are
determined to be important to the University's mission.
These include, but are not limited to, payment of bursaries
and scholarships, grants in aid of research, the purchase of
books or works of art, the sponsorship of lectures or special
events, support for publishing, and participation in a capital
A unique aspect of the bequest is that no activity shall be
supported for more than three consecutive years, after which
it shall not be supported again in whole or in part until a
further five years have elapsed.
Carleton President Robin Farquhar says the Carty
Bequest will give Carleton great flexibility as the Univer-
sity tries to respond to a wide variety of needs.
"Through this very exciting, well thought out donation,
we'll be able to direct resources to areas that are in need of a
shot in the arm, as well as to new areas of opportunity that
we would otherwise have to pass up because of financial
constraints," he commented. "We're indebted to the Carty
family both for their great generosity, and for their breadth
The donation is a continuation of the Carty family's
tradition of support for the University started by the late
Kathleen Carty, in the 1950s. Three bursaries already bear
the Carty name at Carleton, the first established in 1957 in
memory of her son Maurice, the second established in 1964
in memory of her husband Edward, and the third established
in 1983 in memory of her son Desmond.
Her son Bower Carty is now the sole surviving
member of the family. "Over the years, we have ben-
efited from our connections in the Ottawa community,"
he said. "We felt strongly that, in turn, our support
should stay in this community and, through this bequest,
we are delighted to have the opportunity to do so."
Bower Carty (centre) is presented with a certificate in
recognition of the establishment of The Carty Bequest
by friend and Carleton volunteer Ross Cruikshank
(left) and President Robin Farquhar.
He has indicated to the University that he intends to add
to the bequest in the years ahead, leaving a proud legacy
that will preserve the Carty family name in the Ottawa
community for generations to come.
The Carty family is connected with a number of
pioneer families in and around Ottawa. Kathleen Carry's
great-great-grandfather was a captain in the Royal Navy
who settled on a land grant in March immediately
following the War of 1812. Another established a harness
business in Ottawa, but soon retired to amass a consider-
able group of properties, many of them downtown. As an
investment, he built the former Windsor Hotel, which
became the first place in Canada to cook meals with
Born in 1895, Kathleen Carty was the eldest daughter
of F.A. Heney, who served in many public and voluntary
bodies. He was the Reeve of Nepean, chairman of the
Suburban Roads Commission, chairman of the Board of
Nepean High School, president of the Board of Trade,
president of the Laurentian Club, and treasurer of the
Central Canada Exhibition Association. Mrs. Heney also
served on the boards of a number of social and welfare
Educated privately, Kathleen Carty was married in
1917 to Edward Carty, an engineer who emigrated to
Canada from Ireland. Throughout her life, she was an
indefatigable worker who carried on her family's tradi-
tion of community service, but on a more private level
than either of her parents.
(Continued on page two)
Carleton University Developments • Winter 1995
The Garty Bequest
(continued from page one)
She rejected most offers to serve on
boards of community organizations, but
was a life member of many, including
the Children's Village, the Canadian
Red Cross Society, and the Grace and
She was a well-known expert grower
of african violets, thousands of which she
raised and sold for the benefit of the
Unitary Services Committee. An
accomplished kneed leworker, she
knitted countless scarves, socks, toys
and baby clothes for church bazaars and
She also enjoyed painting and
woodcarving, and wrote several articles
for American and Canadian magazines.
Bower Carty picked up where his
mother left off, serving as a volunteer
for many organizations, including USC
Canada, the United Way of Ottawa-
Carleton, the Canadian Centre for
Arms Control and Disarmament, and
the Canadian Red Cross Society.
He has also been actively involved in
the Scout movement at the local,
national and international levels. He
was a member of the World Scout
Committee from 1970-77, and served as
its chairman from 1975-77.
"The Carty family has been quietly
contributing to the well-being and
development of our community for
many years," says Dr. Farquhar. "We as
a university, as well as the community-
at-large, are fortunate to have people of
this calibre among us and we will always
be grateful for their help."
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Services for alumni and friends of the
Editor: Richard Austen
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welcome. Please address them to:
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Carleton University Developments
More than 200 people attended the Thank You Reception hosted by
the University in the West Block of Parliament Hill, November 17.
Carleton Chancellor Arthur Kroeger (right) greets long-time Carleton
supporter Margaret Wade Uabarge and her son Paul.
Carleton Says Thank You
Carleton's Chancellor Arthur Kroeger and President Robin Farquhar
hosted a thank you reception for more than 200 of the University's most
generous supportets in the West Block of Parliament Hill on November 17,
1994. It was an opportunity for donors to mingle with one another and to
meet some of the faculty members whose areas benefit directly from private
Among the guests were individual donors who are members of the
Henry Marshall Tory Society, a body offering special recognition to Carle-
ton's major supporters. Also in attendance were several local business
people whose companies support scholarships and other Univetsity pro-
grams, or hire students enrolled in co-op programs.
President Farquhar took the opportunity to introduce special guest
Michael Cowpland, a long-time Carleton supporter and alumnus who has
agreed to serve as Chair of the University's up-coming Capital Campaign.
Dr. Farquhar noted that the teception was Carleton's way of thanking
supporters for their generosity and reminding them that their support has a
tremendous impact on the University. He added that the reception was
made possible by the generosity of Marriott Corporation, which donated
food and staff for the occasion. Wine was also donated by Chateau des
Chatmes and Pelee Island Winery for the event.
Winter 1995 Page 2
University Art Exhibit
Goes to Washington
Carleton played a prominent pan in organizing a highly
acclaimed exhibition of serigraphs by renowned Canadian
artist, Alex Coville, which opened at the Canadian Embassy
in Washington, D.C. on November 30, 1994.
Entitled "Alex Colville: Being Seen - The Serigraphs,"
the exhibition was organized by Michael Bell, Director of
Carleton's Art Gallery, and had been on display in the
gallery earlier in the fall.
Its trip to Washington was sponsored by Northern Telecom
Ltd., which has become the only company to sponsor two
exhibits in the Embassy's Art Gallery Program.
An exclusive reception co-hosted by Raymond Chretien
Canada's Ambassador to the United States, and Jean Monty,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Northern Telecom
Ltd., was held to mark the opening of the exhibition at the
Guests included senators, congressmen, highly placed
White House officials, senior executive officers from
industry and business, Michael Bell, and Carleton Universi-
ty's President, Dr. Robin Farquhar, who spoke briefly to the
gathering of dignitaries,
Special thanks goes to Alex Colville for loaning works
from his personal archives without which the exhibition
would not have been possible. As well, thanks go to a
Raymond Chretien (left), Canada's Ambassador to the
United States, shares an amusing story with Jean
Monty (centre), President and Chief Executive Officer
of Northern Telecom Ltd., and Alex Colville, world-
renowned Canadian artist.
number of other private lenders of rare early works, and to
Marilyn and David Burnett of The Drabinsky Gallery who
conceived the idea of mounting such a exhibition.
Sincere appreciation also goes to Mr. Chretien and Mr.
Monty for allowing Carleton University representatives to
"share the stage" at this prestigious event, and to the Public
Affairs staff of the Embassy who were extremely helpful,
particularly Carleton alumnus Curtis Barlow, Cultural
Counsellor for the Embassy. Following the official opening
reception, the Embassy kindly allowed the University to
host a reception and private showing of the exhibition for
Carleton alumni, which was extremely well attended.
Planned Gifts: A New Way to Give to Carleton
You don't have to be a
millionaire to give like one to
That's one message that
Carleton's new Planned Giving
Officer, John Coo, wants to get
across to as many people as he
"People who have been
working for 30 years or so may
not have a spectacular annual
income and think they can't
make a large donation because
it would be coming out of their pocket," he explains. "But
through wills, insurance policies, annuities, and other estate
planning vehicles such as trusts, people who can't make a
major gift out of annual income may still be able to leave a
large legacy for something they care about."
Planned gifts may be used to support a specific need of
the university, fund a program of personal interest to the
donor, or be directed to the general endowment fund.
Because such gifts are typically in the tens of thousands of
dollars, says John, "they can make a significant difference to
Planned gifts may also be in the donor's best interest, he
adds. "By planning your gift, you can maximize your tax
advantages. And since Carleton has a crown foundation,
there are even greater advantages that can be offered."
John recently came to Carleton from the Red Cross
Society, where he had developed a planned giving program
over the past four years. The University has reached the point
where it makes sense to focus on planned gifts, he says. "Our
alumni are now coming of age so it is now possible for us to
coordinate and actively promote planned giving in a way that
wouldn't have been possible 10 or 20 years ago.
"We're trying to build up a substantial level of endow-
ment as a natural and necessary step in the university's
development, to give Carleton the strength that older
For further information about planned giving, call
John Coo at (613) 788-3636 or mail this coupon to:
Development & Alumni Services, Carleton University,
1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6.
Carleton University Developments
and the Blues
Dan Aykroyd, one of Carleton's
most famous alumni, made a
triumphant return to Ottawa and his
alma materl&st fall. The highly-
regarded comedic actor, well known for
his roles in The Blues Brothers,
Ghostbusters, and Driving Miss Daisy,
among others, was presented with the
key to the city by Ottawa Mayor
Jacquelin Holzman on October 13,
which was officially named Dan
Aykroyd Day in his honour.
Then on October 15, he led the
Blues Brothers Band in an incredible
performance before a capacity crowd of
more than 2,000 people in the Opera of
the National Arts Centre. Featured
performers included Jim Belushi, Paul
Shaffer, Eddie Floyd, Lou Marini,
Steve Cropper, Steve Potts, Matt
Murphy, Larry Thurston, Al Rubin,
Birch Johnson, Leon Pendarvis, and
The Natural Queens.
Dan Aykroyd assumed all expenses
for the performance so that the pro-
ceeds — more than $150,000— could go
to the University's Capital Campaign.
Dan attended Carleton from 1969-
1972, leaving for Toronto's Second
City comedy troupe just one credit
short of his Bachelor's degree. (Last
summer, he officially became a
Carleton graduate when he was granted
an honorary degree by the University.)
"I didn't reject the University, and
I'm sorry I didn't stay to finish my
degree," he says. "The knowledge and
the writing skills I picked up at
Carleton have been very important to
me in my career."
Throughout his three years at
Carleton, Dan was involved with the
University's student theatre group,
Sock'n'Buskin. His visit to Ottawa
coincided with Carleton's Homecom-
ing, and he used the opportunity to
take in a Sock'n'Buskin reunion as well
as other Homecoming events.
"We're very proud of Dan
Aykroyd," says Carleton President
Robin Farquhar. "He's made a great
contribution to his profession, and
we're honoured that, despite the great
demands on his time, he remembered
Carleton and came back with his family
and friends to help us out. They really
did a phenomenal job."
Dan and soulmate Jim Belushi on stage at the National Arts Centre.
Carleton University Developments • Winter 1995
The Old Crow Society
50 years of football
The 49th year of Carleton University
football proved to be an exciting one
for all Raven fans and players. Coach
Don Smith's team was one of the most
competitive in years, remaining in the
hunt for a play-off birth until the final
game of the season. We congratulate
the team and fans for their efforts in
1994 and look forward with great an-
ticipation to the 50th year of Carleton
We extend our thanks to our out-
going President, Bruce MacGregor. Bruce
retires as President after eight years at the
helm. We're happy to report that we will
be able to draw upon Bruce's leadership
and guidance as he has chosen to remain
on the society's executive.
I am the new President. You may
recall I was the starting "placement holder"
for a couple of seasons on the glorious
Raven teams of the early 80s and have
been a member of the executive since
1987. I am looking forward to my new
responsibilities and to meeting as many
members as possible as we celebrate 50
years of football at Carleton.
I'd also like to welcome to the execu-
tive Kevin McKerrow, who was a member
of the offensive line, affectionately known
as the McHogs, in the mid-80s.
The Old Crow Society continued its
tradition of selecting the CIAU Coach of
the Year Award this past November dur-
ing Vanier Cup festivities. This year, Brian
Towriss of the University of Saskatch-
ewan Huskies was chosen.
The Old Crow Society thanks mem-
bers who have contributed to the "Shoes,
Shirts and Shorts" Club— the objective is to
provide a new pair of cleats, team shirt
and shorts for each player making the
We are requesting an annual member-
ship fee of $25, or whatever you are able
to contribute. Help us help the team.
Make your cheque out to Carleton Uni-
versity and indicate it is for the Old Crow
Society. Send it to Development and
Alumni Services, Room 510, Robertson
Hall, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, K1S
5B6. You will receive a tax receipt and
by Al Macartney, BA/84
Vancouver grads enjoying togetherness at their annual Pre-Christmas bash
held December 8 at the Elephant & Castle.
Toasting the holiday season
The third annual Pre-Chrismas Cheer bash was held on December 8 :
Elephant & Castle in downtown Vancouver. Over 40 grads came out for a little
"cheer" and some food to toast the holiday season. The alumni group was well
represented from the 1960s right through to the most recent grads of 1994. Old
friends and new friends met and got caught up on news and exchanged all
manner of information both serious and trivial. It was a night of conviviality and
conversation and enhanced with several door prizes.
For those who could not attend, we hope to see you at the next Vane
Branch event in the spring. Watch for our flyer.
by Jennifer Higgins-Ingbam, BAHons/.
A group of 60 Carleton alumni enjoyed an evening at the Canadian Embassy in
Washington, D.C. December 1. The event marked the opening of the Alex Colville
exhibit, "Being Seen," and a rare opportunity for grads in the American capital to
get together. Shown above, Allan Wiggles worth, BA/72, his wife Mandy and
Carleton's Washington contact, Marcia Mayne, BA/78.
Winter 1995* Carleton University Magazine •'Page 19
Pictured at the National Press Club debate are left to
right, CBC broadcaster Peter Van Dusen, moderator,
Carleton grads and candidates Joan O'Neil and Tim
Kehoe, mayor Jacquelin Holzman and host Mike Makin.
Active fall for Ottawa grads
The National Capital Branch has been very active
this fall. As the summer was drawing to a close we
were pleased to co-sponsor with the Department of
Athletics, the annual Carleton alumni and staff golf
tournament. There were 166 golfers and over $5,000
was turned over to athletics.
We kicked off the alumni political season in
Ontario with a debate at the National Press Club in
Ottawa between candidates for the position of Ottawa
Mayor. The debate, chaired by Peter Van Dusen, was
sold out and the media marked this as the beginning
of the campaign.
Coinciding with the change of executive on the
National Alumni Council, the National Capital Branch
selected a new President for 1994-95, and I am pleased
to have been chosen.
The National Capital Branch sponsored several
Carleton students who participated in international
programs this year. One of these students was Sabrina
Natasha who travelled on an exchange trip to Benin,
Africa, with the World University Service Canada. On
November 8, at our Branch meeting, Sabrina provided
an informed and fascinating look at life in Africa and
the work Canadians and others perform there.
Finally, on December 6, at our monthly meeting,
the Branch celebrated the Christmas season and began
plans for the New Year. We hope to continue many
traditions started under previous leadership-and per-
haps start a few more. We are looking forward to
meeting many more grads at various events in the
by Patrick O'Reilly, BCom/92
Skating at the Oval and much more
In November we had a successful Murder Mystery Dinner in
conjunction with the University of Ottawa alumni branch in
Calgary. We had such a good response that the event sold out
quickly so not all those who were interested were able to be
accommodated. We would like to repeat the event in 1995 but
at a larger venue.
For 1995, we are again participating in the Pan Alumni Skating
party which is on March 26 and is held at the Olympic Oval. BE
SURE TO MARK THE DATE. It's a great family event and last year
there were participants from over 20 alumni associations. Watch
your mail for more information coming soon.
The Calgary Branch is planning an event in the spring with
a local Calgary celebrity, who also happens to be a journalism
grad from Carleton... again, watch your mail for details. Some
alumni indicated they were interested in starting a breakfast club
that would meet regularly. If you are interested call Doug
Cameron at 278-2549. To get involved, call me or Peter Campbell
at 251-3823. See you at the Oval in March!
by Fiona Campbell, BAHons/90
Halifax alumni receiving the Chilean harvest at the
Branch's wine tasting event November 26 at the
Officer's Mess of the Royal Artillery.
Carleton romances Chile
On the evening of Saturday, November 26, 16 Halifax
alumni and guests gathered at the stately and historic
Officers Mess of Royal Artillery (RA) Park, secluded at the
foot of Citadel Hill in downtown Halifax.
Featured at this first official event in my tenure as
President of the Branch were the fine Chilean wines of
Concha and Toro and their representative Carl Nugent of
Nugent and Associates. The evening began with an
introduction and welcome, followed by a thoroughly
enjoyable slide show and presentation by Mr. Nugent.
Then came the best part— the tasting.
We'll meet again in February for a pub night.
by Eric Strong, BEng/8fr
Winter 1995 • Carleton University Magazine »Page 20
Some of the 37 enthusiastic attendees are shown above at
the first Kingston event.
First event gets rave reviews
After many months of planning, and through the efforts of a
small dedicated group of Kingston area alumni, one of Carle-
ton's newest Branches held its inaugural gathering on Novem-
ber 4, 1994.
This first "meet and greet," held at Correction Canada's
Regional Staff College, attracted 37 alumni for an evening of
libation and conversation. There was much reminiscing, re-
newed acquaintances, and stark realizations (two moms were
surprised to learn that they had spent many an hour chatting at
the neighbourhood playground, never realizing they were
fellow Carleton grads!).
Many thanks to the committee for its efforts and especially
to Faith Avis for providing snacks for the group.
Now that we have an active executive and enthusiastic
organizational working group, we hope to have regular func-
tions in and around Kingston (and as far as Gananoque!) in the
future. If you would like to get on our list, please contact Mark
Horton at 544-8206 (h), or 542-4554 (w) and I will be in touch.
by Mark Horton, BA/93
Chasing away the winter blahs
The Montreal Branch of the Alumni Association has two
exciting activities to look forward to early this year.
First, on Thursday, February 23, we invite all grads and their
guests to join us for our annual evening of great dining and
comedy at Beezer's Restaurant and Comedy Works. Last year,
35 alumni braved the frigid temperatures and loved it! It's a great
way to chase away the winter blahs. You should have your flyer
with details, but if not, call me.
On Tuesday, April 25 we'll take a tour of the Quebec Liquor
Commission's warehouse in Montreal followed by a wine and
cheese on the premises. A flyer with all the details will be mailed
to you shortly. Any questions may be directed to me at 485-3552.
by Pam Pavlik, BJ/80
English Grads Society
Alumni at the fair
On November 26, 40 Carleton English grads went to the fair-
- Bartholomew Fair that is. Although we couldn't all see the
action from our vantage point in the "Pit," and the play was long,
those who went the distance were rewarded with an impromptu
awards ceremony put on by the cast, and refreshments. We
agreed the students, led by the indomitable Douglas Campbell
directing, did a credible job with a difficult piece of theatre and
it was good to see so many grads interested in a Ben Jonson
We've got more theatre on our calendar for May 10 when
members of the English Grads Society are invited to join
celebrations at the Great Canadian Theatre Company's produc-
tion of our own Larry McDonald's Cheap Shots. It will be
"Carleton Night" at the GCTC which marks its 20th birthday this
year (see Jane Petricic's article on page 16). You will receive
notice in April and I suggest you sign on early for this very
by Christine Fisher, MA/77
of the Hamilton Branch grads who turned
the inaugural event at Yuk Yuk's, December 15.
Welcome to a new beginning
training our official Branch status in Novem-
nilton alumni group has been busy trying to
: to all members and families in our area. Our first
Duraging turnout. We reminisced and laughed
les at Carleton, but mostly we laughed at the
upcoming events include a Murder V.
at the nex
e a Murder Mystery dinner
ine or brewery tour. Details
nterested in helping out or
by Paul Brown, BA/89
Winter 1995 • Carleton University Magazine »F 'age 21
Winter pub night
After two years as President of the
Winnipeg Branch, Zbigniew Gryz has
"retired." I am pleased to be taking over
from him, and would like to thank Zbig
for all his efforts. We are having an event
in Winnipeg at the Holiday Inn Crowne
Plaza Elephant and Castle Express on
February 16, at 7:30 p.m. You'll have your
flyers by now, so consider this a reminder
to join us and bring a friend.
The branch will be sending out an
updated questionaire to determine future
directions. In the meantime, if you would
like to volunteer to help the organizing
committee, or want information, please
call me at 697-2173.
by Angela Davis, BCom/91
Pub Night. Details in flyer or call Eric at (902) 460-1969.
February 16 Winnipeg
"Get Together" at the Elephant and Castle Express, Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza.
Angela at (204) 697-2173.
February 18 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
University of Western Ontario hosts 4th Annual All Canadian Alumni Dinner.
R.J. Simms at (407) 278-2110.
February 23 Montreal
"Chase Away Those Winter Blahs" dinner at the Comedy Works. Call Pam at (£
March 8 Edmonton
Wine and Cheese Reception, Centre Club, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Call Diane at (403) 437 2081
March 10 San Francisco
8th Annual All Universities Alumni Dinner. Call the Canadian/American Char
of Commerce at (415) 296-0961.
March 16 Ottawa
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the 3rd Annual Yuk Yuk's. Call Kelly at (613) '
March 26 Calgary
Pan-Canadian Alumni Skate (Olympic Oval). Call Fiona at (403) 251-3823.
April 25 Montreal
Tour of the Liquor Commission followed by a wine & cheese. Call Pam at (514)
April 27 Chicago.
Carleton hosts the All Canadian Universities Reception. Call Patti at (613)
April 29 Washington, D.C.
Queen's University hosts the 19th Annual All Canadian Universities Dinner.
Marcia at (202) 667-0336.
2nd Annual Distinguished Alumni Dinner/Speaker Series. Details to follow.
Jennifer at (604) 731-2095.
May 10 Ottawa
English Grads Society, Carleton Night at the GCTC's Cheap Shots. Details tc
May 12-14 Chaffey's Locks
National Alumni Council meeting. Details to folk
Bald Raven Society
Ravens fight for status
Hockey alumni have been ac-
tive in support of the Carleton
hockey team. Money has been
raised for t-shirts and to support the
club. Efforts will continue and
money raised through the students'
referendum will be kept in trust
until the official status of the team
In the meantime, this year's
club continues its winning tradition
in the Ottawa Senior League. Games
are complimented with 15 tough
exhibition games against college
and university teams including Al-
gonquin, RMC, Northern College,
Potsdam State, and Northwood
Prep. The club is also entered in a
Quebec college tournament during
the Christmas break.
We ask all alumni interested in
supporting the hockey initiative to
make their views known to Carle-
by Paxil Carrey, BEng/74
Winter 1995 • Carleton University •Magazine »Page 22
^TJ niversity News
and filmmaker honoured
A total of 389 graduates received their
degrees at Carleton's 102nd convocation
ceremonies held Sunday, November 20,
1994, at the National Arts Centre (NAC) in
This number represents just a small
portion of the 960 students who graduated
this fall and will join the ranks of more than
60,000 Carleton alumni worldwide.
Alumni volunteers from Carleton's var-
sity swimming chapter and the National
Capital branch were on site at the NAC to
meet the new grads and frame their
degrees. The diploma framing service,
launched in 1990, was once again enor-
mously successful with approximately
200 frames being sold. Revenues go to
the Alumni Services Account.
This year's honorary degree recipients
were The Honourable Mitchell W. Sharp,
personal advisor to Prime Minister Jean
Chretien and former federal cabinet min-
ister, and Alanis Obomsawin, a celebrated
documentary filmmaker and musician.
Mr. Sharp was elected to the House of
Commons and appointed Minister of Trade
and Commerce in 1963 after almost 20
years in the public service. As a member
of the cabinet under both Lester Pearson
and Piene Trudeau,he also held positions
of Minister of Finance, Secretary of State
and President of the Privy Council. He
resigned from Parliament in 1978. Re-
cently, he accepted the position as a Spe-
cial Advisor to the Prime Minister on ethics
in government for a salary of $1 per year.
Mr. Sharp received the degree of Doc-
tor of Laws, honoris causa, in the morn-
Alanis Obomsawin was awarded a
Doctor of Literature, honoris causa, in the
afternoon ceremony for her work in pre-
serving and performing traditional First
Nations songs and culture.
Ms. Obomsawin has produced and
directed films for the National Film Board
since 1967. Her work has focussed on
issues of social justice and change for
native people in Canada. Her most recent
film, Kanesake. 270 years of Resistance,
has met critical acclaim in Europe and
recently won top honours at the Toronto
Festival of Festivals. She has been singing
professionally since the late 1950s and
has toured Canada, the U.S. and Europe.
The Honourable Mitchell Sharp, honorary degree recipient at the November 16
convocation, is shown with Carleton's current Chancellor, Arthur Kroeger, left, and
former Chancellor Gordon Roberson, right.
I lie Senate Honorary Decrees Committee is inviting nominations for the
awarding of honorary degrees at the 1 995 and suhsecjuent Convocations.
In preparing its recommendations to Senate, the Committee will consider merit
based on the following criteria:
(1) a distinguished contribution to the Ottawa community. Canada or the world in the
arts, the professions, the private sector, public service or humanitarian endeavours; or
(2) a notable association with, or benefit to. Carleton University.
The following information about each nominee should be provided: a) name in lull;
b) permanent address: c) a brief biographical outline on the nominee, including
education, employment, and accomplishments of note. Each nomination should be
accompanied by a statement (200 words maximum) giving the reasons why the nominee
should be honoured by Carleton University, and why at this time or in the near future.
Nominations are submitted to the Committee in strict confidence and should
therefore not be discussed with the intended nominee. Serving employees of the
University and sitting members of the Board of Governors are not eligible for
Nominations should be forwarded to: The ClerU of Senate. Secretary. Honorary
Degrees Committee. Room 607, Robertson Hall. Carleton University, 1 125 Colonel
By Drive. Ottawa. Ontario KlS 5B6.
The Secretary (at the address above, or by telephone at 613/788-4478) would be
pleased to provide advice on. or assistance with, the development ol a nomination if such
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Winter 1995* Carleton University Magazine ^ Page 23
Carleton Professor of English
Patricia Walton is one of seven Cana-
dian scholars to win a 1995 grant from
The Embassy of the United States in
Ottawa for her work in organizing a
conference on Race, Ethnicity and
"Otherness" in America.
The conference will examine the poli-
tics of multiculturalism from dominant
and alternative perspectives. Some of the
topics being discussed include Rap, Race
and Appropriation, The Colour of Patriot-
ism, Mall and Inner-City Cultures, and
Grants for special projects or initia-
tives in American studies or Canada-U.S.
relations have been available to Canadian
universities through the embassy since
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Three new orchestral works by award-
winning Canadian composer and Carle-
ton professor Patrick Cardy received
their world premieres recently.
Serenade (1992), a work for clarinet,
bassoon and string orchestra, premiered
at the University of Western Ontario on
November 14, 1994. Ft in Arcadia ego
(1994), a concerto for flute and orchestra
was performed at Ottawa's National Arts
Centre on November 18, 1994 by the
Ottawa Symphony Orchestra. Fhir a
Bhata: The Boatman (1994), written for
string orchestra, made its debut on No-
vember 20, 1994 at a Thirteen Strings
concert at Ottawa's St. Andrew's Presby-
A Professor of Music in the School for
Studies in Art and Culture, Cardy enjoys a
national reputation for his work.
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Carleton's School of Social Work is
riding a wave of change and at its helm is
a brand new captain.
Allan Moscovitch, a member of the
School's faculty for the past 19 years, took
over from Gillian Walker as Director on
July 1, 1994.
Moscovitch takes over at a time of
change in the School of Social Work. A
new undergraduate degree program, the
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), was
introduced in 1994, and next year the
School will launch a redeveloped one-
year graduate program with the BSW as
the primary requirement.
In addition, the School will be intro-
ducing an innovative method of teaching
in its graduate program. The Inquiry and
Action Learning method, used in McMaster
University's medical and nursing schools,
emphasizes small groups of students who
work with a faculty facilitator to develop
individual programs of study around spe-
Moscovitch graduated from Carleton
with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1969- He
has also been educated at Essex Univer-
sity and the London School of Economics.
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Professor of French and Carleton
multiculturalism expert, Jean-Jacques
van Vlasselaer, was recently named an
Officer in the Order of Leopold by Bel-
gium's Prime Minister Jean-Luc Dehaene.
The award was given to Professor van
Vlasselaer in recognition of his academic
leadership over 25 years in the Department
of French at Carleton, his career as a music
critic (he's written more than 2,000 arti-
cles), and for having contributed greatly to
Canada's knowledge of Belgium.
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If you can judge a university depart-
ment by its publishing record, Carleton's
Department of History should get top
marks for its efforts in 1993-94.
Faculty members have published a
total of 23 books since 1993, a feat which
department chair Carter Elwood regards
as a substantial body of academic achieve-
Many of these publications have been
honoured with literary awards. Bruce
Elliott's histoiy of Nepean, The City Be-
yond, received the Fred Landon Award
for Best Book in Ontario History; Quick to
the Frontier, Canada's Royal Bank, by
Winter 1995« Carleton University Magazine •'Page 24
Duncan McDowall, won the National
Business Book Award; a biography by
Carter Elwood, Inessa Armand: Revolu-
tionary and Feminist, was honoured with
the Heldt Prize for Best Book in Slavic
Women's Studies; Del Muise received a
Canadian Historical Association (CHA)
Certificate of Merit for his work with E.R.
Forbes on The Atlantic Provinces in Con-
federation; and Keith Johnson won a
CHA Certificate of Merit for "his contribu-
tions to a better understanding of On-
tario's regional history."
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A Carleton professor is helping to
sketch the future of design in Canada.
Jacques Giard, the former director of
the School of Industrial Design, was re-
cently hired as a consultant for a $450,000
federal government study, and appointed
to lead one of four provincial task groups
studying how design is taught in Ontario.
Currently on sabbatical, Giard says
these initiatives by the federal and provin-
cial governments point to the growing
economic importance of design-broadly
defined to include architecture, landscape
architecture, industrial or product design,
interior design and graphic design.
♦ ♦ ♦
The 1994 Stentor Telecommunications
Research Award has gone to Carleton
grad Samy Mahmoud, MEng/71, PhD/
75. Mahmoud is the Chair of the Univer-
sity's Department of Systems and Compu-
The award is in recognition of his
success in compressing more data into
Martien de Deeuw has been appointed
the new Director of the School of Indus-
A faculty member for 15 years, de
Leeuw was one of the first students to.
graduate from the School with a Bachelor
of Industrial Design degree in 1978. Be-
fore returning to Carleton, he worked in
the profession in Colorado and The Neth-
De Leeuw says his mandate will be to
strengthen the school's undergraduate
program and to raise its profile both
nationally and internationally. He will
also continue to teach in his area of
specialization, the technology of manu-
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The first professor to offer a course in
the history of women at Carleton has been
appointed the new Director of the Pauline
Jewett Institute for Women's Studies.
Deborah Gorham has been a mem-
ber of the history faculty at Carleton since
1969. In 1974 she was a key figure in the
creation of an inter-faculty committee on
women's studies. This committee provided
the structural framework for the Institute
which was officially established in 1987.
Gorham has written several books on
the feminist movement, is the recipient of
a Carleton Faculty of Arts Teaching Award
and two Canadian University Scholarly
Achievement Awards. She has also par-
ticipated in scholarly research at Stanford
and the University of California at Berkeley.
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AlumnaPat Armstrong, MA/76, PhD/
84 (Canadian Studies), has returned to her
old student stomping grounds as the new
Director of Carleton's School of Canadian
Armstrong comes back to Carleton
after working at York University as chair
of the sociology department. She has also
taught in Quebec and Australia.
Armstrong's main academic interests
are health care, public policy and family.
Her master's thesis from Carleton, The
Double Ghetto, is now in its third edition
and has been enormously successful.
Other published books include Labour
Pains and A Working Majority - What
Women Must Do For Pay. Armstrong has
co-authored several other books and is
currently working to complete a new
publication, Wasting Away, due to be
published by Oxford University Press.
Winter 1995* Carleton University Magazine »Page 25
On December 19, Dave Tilford, General Manager, Consumer
Marketing and Sales Support, Bell Ontario, handed over the
first cheque from the Carleton Bell Ambassador Program to
Mike Makin, Vice-President of the Alumni Association, who
is shown receiving it for the University. Carleton President
Robin Farquhar, left, looks on. (see article on page 5).
Alumni on the Intel
Carleton alumni now have their own
Usenet newsgroup on the Internet (also
available on Ottawa's Freenet) called
"carleton.alumni." With this modern
medium of communication, you can
easily catch up on the most current
news and events from the Alumni Asso-
ciation, as well as send us your news,
ideas, and suggestions. For more infor-
mation or assistance, contact Les
Kimmel at 613-788-3636 (email:
The new Carleton University Development Corporation
building under construction on campus will be ready by
New CUDC building to
open in August
Despite a three-month construction delay, Carleton's
new $7.5 million Technology and Transfer Centre is
expected to open for business on schedule on August 1,
The four-story complex, located on the east side of
the campus close to the gymnasium, is already 75 percent
leased and is expected to have full occupancy by the fall.
According to spokesperson Drew Love, Vice-Presi-
dent, (Development), Carleton University Development
Corporation (CUDC), the response by the community has
exceeded the group's targeted goals.
A wide spectrum of private-sector organizations have
leased space in the new building, including the Canadian
Association of Occupational Therapists, a technology-
based company called Ingenia, CPRT, a research testing
agency, T-Base Corps, a computer-based communica-
tions equipment firm, and a Treats food franchise.
One of the most interesting firms to occupy space in
the centre is Forintek, a company which conducts
experiemental research on the effects of fire on building
materials. The company has agreed to share its research
equipment with students and faculty in the Engineering
labs on campus. According to Love, this type of partner-
ship between industry and the University is exactly the
goal the CUDC set out to achieve in constructing the
In addition to providing space for private companies,
the centre will house the CUDC offices, the University's
parking department, Carleton University Press, the cam-
pus pharmacy, and the Carleton Professional Develop-
ment Centre, currently based off-campus on Green Valley
Drive in Ottawa.
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Winter 1995 • Carleton University Magazine •'Page 26
A total of 1,564 first-year students at Carleton taped their
ankles together to form the world's longest human centipede
at Orientation Week in September breaking the former Guiness
World Record of 1,537. (photo credit: E. A. Norminton)
On November 10, Lorna de Blicquy, BA/53, a pioneer in
Canadian aviation and an "outstanding role model for women,"
was awarded the Davidson Dunton Alumni Award for Out-
standing Achievement. The award is made annually to a
Carleton grad who has excelled in his/her chosen field. This
year, as befits the recipient, the presentation was made at
the National Aviation Museum. Alumni Association Vice-
President Mike Makin, BJ/86, gave Ms. de Blicquy a framed
aerial photograph of the University (appropriately inscribed)
while a group of 50 alumni and friends looked on. Later, Ms.
de Blicquy took attendees on a personally-guided tour of the
museum, pointing out numerous examples of aircraft she has
flown, and regaling the audience with anecdotes and memo-
ries. She is shown here with former presidents of the Alumni
Association Peter Pivko, BArch/78, and Clay Beattie, BA/51.
Gold medal in accounting
to Carleton grad
Carleton graduate Kate Burgoin, BCom/93, credits
i excellent education from Carleton" for helping her
le gold medal for Canada and Ontario in the 1994
ional chartered accounting exams.
An accountant in the auditing department at
Ottawa office of Deloitte & Touche, Kate scored 374 out
of a possible 400 points, beating out more than 3,000
aspiring chartered accountants from across Canada.
The four-day Canadian Institute of Chartered Ac-
countants Uniform Final Examination (LIFE) is the culmi-
nation of three or more years of study into complex
accounting, auditing, tax and related business issues. The
UFE's difficulty is reflected in the fact that only 53.5
percent of the writers across the country were successful.
Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded to the top
students nationally and provincially.
Earning the gold medal will "open up a lot of doors"
in the accounting profession, says Kate. She also hopes
it helps to enhance Carleton University's reputation for
"I've always felt very positively about Carleton," says
Kate. "It has an excellent School of Business."
In addition to studying at Carleton, Kate worked part-
time in the accounting department at the University's
business office and as a teaching assistant in her third and
fourth year. She hopes to continue her association with
Carleton as a sessional instructor in accounting at the
School of Business.
Winter 1995 • Carleton University Magazine »Page 27
Ross Chomiak, BJ/62, has retired after
working 22 years at the U.S. Information
Agency. He has taken a position in Kiev,
Ukraine, administering a $7 million grant
aimed at raising the level of journalism in
that country. The grant was provided by
the U.S. Agency for International Devel-
Robert O'Kell, BAHons/64, PhD (Indi-
ana), has been appointed Associate Dean
of Arts at the University of Manitoba. His
wife, Arlene Young, has just received her
PhD from Cornell University and has
been awarded a post-doctoral fellowship
from the Social Sciences and Humanities
Robert C. Clute, BSc/67, and his wife
Barbara-Jo recently opened Bob Clute
Pontiac Buick GMC Ltd. in Belleville,
Ontario, the largest GMC dealer between
Oshawa and Ottawa.
Rex Elysee-Collen, BA/67, MA/68, has
edited and published two collections of
books on motivation and personal power
entitled, "Are You The Best You Can Be?"
and "Etes-Vous a Votre Maximum?" for
schools, adolescents, parents, teachers
and adults. Both books are available
through Clorex Editions in Toronto, On-
George Ward, BCom/67, President and
Chief Executive Officer of Alberta Blue
Cross, was recently appointed to a two-
year term as President of the Canadian
Association of Blue Cross Plans. The
Association is comprised of the country's
eight independently-operated Blue Cross
organizations which specialize in provid-
ing supplementary health care benefits to
groups and individuals. A chartered ac-
countant, George is married to Ann
(French), BSc/67. They are active with
the Edmonton Alumni Branch and George
is a member of Carleton's National Presi-
dential Advisory Council.
Colten Bradley Bain, May 27, 1994
Elyse Marie Bannerman, December 27. 1990
Katherine Alison Bannerraan, October 17, 1992
Robyn Frances Beaver, May 6, 1994
Sydney Benjamin, March 26, 1994
Benjamin Alexander Brown, June 27, 1994
Mackenzie Johanna Cooke, January 8, 1994
Jack Smythe Dennis, February 21, 1994
Bron Diedrich, April 14, 1993
Sara Jane Dresser, June 15, 1994
Dylan Jones Fox-Altherr, January 22, 1992
Kelan Alexander Fox- Altherr, July 12, 1994
Alexander Donald Fulton Johnson, June 9, 1993
Celeste M. Jordan, June 18, 1986
Tanya Kapoor, August 11, 1994
Justin Alan Kimmel, October 5, 1993
Lauren Burke Laidlaw, May 8, 1994
Michael Evan Lazarus, April 15, 199 1
Anna Elizabeth McCorriston, March 15, 199
Daniel Alexander Burnley McKay, July 26, 1994
Kailey Danielle Owens, August 2, 1994
Kristina Joy Pearson, February 12, 1994
Andrew Robert Seguin, September 1, 1994
Deanna Elizabeth Schroeter, May 12, 1994
Hayden Tamming (Coletto), September 5, 1994
Kevin Wong, May 15, 1994
Winter 1995« Carleton University Magazine »Page 28
A summer workshop in August at the Humber School for Writers in Toronto, Ontario,
brought together seven Carleton alumni for an impromptu reunion. Seen here with
author Timothy Findley (fourth from left) are, from left, Ben Labovitch, one of the
co ordinators of the workshop, Sandy Carson, Samson Pierre, Elizabeth Warren,
Jeff Mahoney, Judy Wurts, and Rhonda Francis.
Jill Stern, BCom/70, has retired from her
position with the federal government to
purchase a bridal wear business with her
daughter, Gabriella Stern- Young, BA/
84. All grads are welcome to visit Sinders
Bridal House in Carleton Place, Ontario.
Mary Peever, BA/71, is living in the
Caribbean where she works as a conser-
vator for the Cayman Islands National
Linda Duvall, BA/72, recently moved to
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, with her hus-
band John Loewy and children Amanda
and Jesse. Linda is a sessional instructor in
Art and Art History at the University of
Saskatchewan. She has also exhibited her
art work in London ( England), New York,
Ann Arbor, Arizona and Saskatoon over
the past year.
Timothy S. Cooke, BEng/73, and his
wife Johanna Alink-Cooke are pleased to
announce the arrival on January 8, 1994,
of their first child, a baby girl, Mackenzie
Johanna Cooke, at the Riverside Hospital
in Ottawa, Ontario.
Tim Wake, BEng/73, has retired after 25
years as Manager of Lake O'Hara Lodge in
Yoho National Park. He has moved to
Whistler, British Columbia, to take up
short haul trucking and beer making. His
wife Leslee and his children, Lonnie, age
five and Alison, age three, will be skiing
and trying to find a real job for dad.
Paul Couvrette, BJ/74, owner of Paul
Couvrette Photography in Ottawa, On-
tario, has been awarded the title of Cana-
dian Photographer of the Year 1994 by
the Professional Photographers of Canada
in Calgary, Alberta. This marks the first
time an Ottawa native has won the award
which includes a trophy and a cash prize
Ronald Hunt, BEng/74, MEng/76, is di-
rector of product testing and quality as-
surance labs for Stentor Resource Centre
in Ottawa, Ontario. His son, Benjamin, is
12 years old and a movie buff. Timothy is
age nine and likes to invent gadgets and
look at bugs.
Colleen Lazenby, BA/74, MA/84 (For-
eign), is an archaeologist specializing in
coastal hunters and gatherers of the East-
ern and Western Arctic. She is executive
director of The Australian and New Zea-
land Scientific Exploration Society
(ANZSES), a southern hemisphere scien-
tific organization similar to Earthwatch.
Colleen is married to George Silberbauer
and has a daughter, Celeste M. Jordan,
born June 18, 1986. They live in
Doug Bradbury, BA/75, lives in St.
Catharines, Ontario, where he works as a
sales coordinator/administrator for NRB
Inc., a modular building manufacturer.
He is a member of the Board of Trustees
of the St. Catharines Museum.
Yen Lee, BAHons/75, was united in
marriage with Gaith Garzouzi, BA/80, in
a three-ring ceremony that included her
son Jesse on July 31, 1994, in Ottawa,
Ontario. The new family resides in Aylmer,
Don Shubaly, BA/75, moved from
Bagotville, Quebec, to Halifax, Nova
Scotia, in June 1993- He was promoted to
Commander with the Maritime Forces
Atlantic and appointed Deputy Chief of
Staff, Official Languages, in July 1994.
Ven Begamudre, BA/76, was appointed
as the 1994-95 writer-in-residence for the
University of Calgary's Markin-Flanagan
Distinguished Writer's Program. His latest
published work is a novel titled Van de
Michael Carroll, BA/76, MA/90 (To-
ronto), moved to Vancouver, British Co-
lumbia, in July 1994 to become the man-
aging editor at Raincoat Books.
Linda Holmes, BA/76, BEd/78 (Saskatch-
ewan), MEd/89 (Saskatchewan), has re-
cently been elected to the Saskatoon
Board of Education. She is married and
for the past 11 years has been working
primarily at home raising four daughters.
Barry Malmsten, BA/76, is the new
Chief Administrative Officer for the Town
of Ajax, Ontario.
William (Bill) Stringer, BA/76, has been
selected to manage a task force piloting
an employment systems review process
for the Government of British Columbia.
He resides in Victoria.
Winter 1995 • Carleton University Magazine • Page 29
Kevin Carter, BA/78, is a chartered fi-
nancial planner who is working as a
manager of the Bank of Nova Scotia in
Ottawa, Ontario. His wife, Susan Carter
(Levasseur), BA/79, is enroled in the
Faculty of Education program at the Uni-
versity of Ottawa.
Robert Dean, BSc/78, has moved back
to his home town of Niagara-On-The-
Lake, Ontario, after 14 years of working
and travelling throughout Canada. Robert
continues to consult in geological and
Susan Millar, BJ/78, and mate/business
partner, Deepak Sahasrabudhe, BA/74,
recently moved their company, Soma:
Film and Video, and two kids, Julian, age
six, and Sita, age four, to Bowen Island,
British Columbia, after 18 years in To-
ronto. They still produce "how-to" series
for public and educational television in
Canada and the United States.
Fred Stoddard, BSc/78, and Eija
Saastamoinen were married on Septem-
ber 24, 1994, at the Balmain Presbyterian
Church, in Sydney, Australia, in a Lu-
theran service conducted in Finnish and
English. The Sydney Philharmonia Choir,
of which Fred and Eija are leading mem-
bers, performed works by Schubert,
Bruckner and Sibelius. A new choral
work, written for the occasion by Sydney
composer Elliott Gyger, was also per-
formed. When they aren't making music,
Fred lectures and researches in agricul-
tural science at the University of Sydney
and Eija, under the pen name of Heidi
Cox, edits Town & Country Needlecraft
magazine for Federal Publishing com-
Hanna Hanna, MEng/79, met his wife
Joy at Carleton while studying civil engi-
neering and working towards his Master's
degree. They have been married for 14
years and have two sons, Christopher,
age 11, and Nicholas, age seven.
Scott Rae, BAHons/79, has resigned from
his position at the Children's Aid Society
of Ottawa-Carleton to purchase the
Redcliffe Hotel in Inverness, Scotland.
Eugene Duguay, BA/80, MPA/94, was
recently appointed as project coordinator
for the Federal Social Security Review,
Community Action Project, for the Social
Planning Council of Ottawa-Carleton.
Karen Sinclair (Nicholson), BAHons/
80, has had a busy year with her company,
Sinclair, Nicholson and Associates, making
employee assistance programs more ac-
cessible to the deaf and hard of hearing.
Plans for 1995 include expanding services
in the employment equity consultation
field. Special attention is paid to the needs
of employees with disabilities.
Dean Brookes, BEng/81, launched The
Ergonomics Group in 1981 in Ottawa,
Ontario. The consulting company deals
with all aspects of health and safety and
also provides training and work methods,
work stations and equipment design re-
view and recommendations.
Virginia Crook, BA/81, and her hus-
band Stephen are pleased to announce
the arrival of their first child, Daniel
Alexander, on August 19, 1994, in Lon-
don, England. Virginia has left her posi-
tion as a law clerk with the firm of
Gardiner, Roberts in Toronto, Ontario, to
become a full-time mother.
Roland Kushner, BA/81, received his
PhD in Management from Lehigh Univer-
sity in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on Oc-
tober 9, 1994. His dissertation research
concerned non-profit arts organizations.
He is now an Assistant Professor of Eco-
nomics and Business at Lafayette College
in Easton, Pennsylvania, where he teaches
courses in management, marketing, and
entrepreneurship. He and his wife Barbara
live in Bethlehem and have two sons,
Nathan, 13, and Benjamin, 11.
Carol Laidlaw, BCom/81, and Peter
Burke, BEng/73, were married October
10, 1992. They are pleased to announce
the arrival of their daughter, Lauren Burke
Laidlaw, on May 8, 1994. Carol and Peter
both work at Gandalf Canada Limited in
Winter 1995 • Carleton University Magazine »Page 30
Pamela Welgan, BA/81, CTESL/83, is
excited about her new job as Sales
Director, Latin America, for Radarsat
International in Richmond, British Co-
lumbia. She is developing the market
in Latin America for the sale of radar
imagery from Canada's Radarsat earth
observation satellite which will be
launched in 1996.
Gary Benjamin, BA/82, CLES/83, and
his wife Deanna (Cole) have two chil-
dren, Reid, age three and Sydney, age
six months. Gary is working at a NATO
Communications and Information Sys-
tems School in Latina, Italy, as Chief,
Budget/Finance. Deanna has taken
leave from her nursing career to be at
home with the children.
Pit Kin Loh, BEng/82, recently set a
world record by driving at nearly 170
kilometres per hour in a self-designed
electric car at the Batu Berendam Air-
port in Malacca, Malaysia. A post-gradu-
ate student at the School of Electrical
and Electronics Engineering of the
Nanyang Technological University in
Singapore, Pit Kin conceived the project
idea while studying power electronics
at Carleton. The feat will be listed in the
Guiness World Book of Records.
Edward McNabb, BA/82, has resigned
his position as a legislative assistant on
Parliament Hill after 10 years to return
to school. He is studying law at the
University of Windsor and hopes to be
called to the Bar in 1999.
Ed Schroeter, BJ/82, BEd/89 (To-
ronto), and his wife Lynn Sansom are
thrilled to announce the arrival of their
first child, Deanna Elizabeth Schroeter,
on May 12, 1994. The family resides in
Monica Stary Stein, MSW/82, BMus/
76 (Queen's), BEd/77 (Queen's), and
her husband, Detlef Stein, welcome
their second adopted child, Nynya
Holly. Nynya was born in the Phillipines
on January 17, 1993- She is a sister to
Keempee, age five, also from the
Phillipines. The family lives in King-
ston, Ontario, where Monica has
worked since 1984 as the outpatient
paediatric social worker at the Hotel
Dieu Hospital. Detlef supervises the
vocational rehabilitation services pro-
gram at the Ministry of Community and
Muni Frumhartz 1923-1994
Professor Muni Frumhartz, a well known faculty
member in the Department of Sociology and Anthropol-
ogy at Carleton for over 30 years, died on November 22,
1994, after a long illness.
Professor Frumhartz earned degrees at the University
of Toronto, and Columbia University, coming to Carleton
in 1956 as a Lecturer in Sociology. He retired as Full
Professor in 1987.
He played a major role in shaping the character of the Department of Sociology
and Anthropology, and of Carleton University. He served on the Board of
Governors (1968-72), on the Senate (1963-65, 1967-72, 1974-78 and 1981-84), on
the Council and the Executive of the Canadian Association of University Teachers
(1974-76 and 1980-84), on the Council of Ontario Universities as Alternate
Colleague and Colleague (1975-79), as Department Chair ( 1960-64 and 1973-76),
as President of the Carleton University Academic Staff Association (1978-79), as
Chair of the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (1973-74),
and was on numerous University committees and working groups.
His friends and colleagues all remember Professor Frumhartz as the
consummate critic and debater, whose questions and comments in Senate on
issues of the day "kept the University on its toes." His memoranda and his
interventions consistently illustrated his caring attention to policy and opera-
tions within the University. What may not be quite so well remembered, but
what marked Muni Frumhartz in the minds of all his friends, was his enduring
open mindedness, his wry sense of humour and his sheer grit.
Marie Tamming (Coletto), BA/82, was
married on June 6, 1992, to Martin
Tamming. Their son, Haydon Tamming
(Coletto) was born on September 5, 1994.
Marie has worked for the Regional Mu-
nicipality of Ottawa-Carleton for 12 years
as an assistant project supervisor and
Martin works as a land surveyor.
Michael Wynne, BA/82, BCom/85 (Al-
berta), DipEd/91 (McGill), teaches Spe-
cial Education/Grades 7-8 in a school run
by the Alkali Lake Indian Band near
Williams Lake, British Columbia. Michael
lives near the Fraser River with his wife,
Carla, and their daughter, Chelsea.
Janice Adam, BA/83, and Jeff Adam,
BEng/84, are pleased to announce the
arrival of their fourth son, Trevor. The
family has relocated to Arlington, Texas,
where Jeff has been promoted to Vice-
President, Operations, at Vecta Contract,
a division of Steelcase International. The
Adam family invite their Carleton friends
to call if they are in the Dallas/Fort Worth
Tanis Doe, BA/83, MSW/88, and her 12
year-old daughter Ann-Marie, have relo-
cated to California where Tanis has ac-
cepted a position as Research Director at
the World Institute on Disability in
Oakland. She invites any Carleton grads
in California to get in touch.
Jeff Donald, BSc/83, is living in Victoria,
British Columbia, after accepting a senior
business analyst position with B.C. Sys-
Amlan Gupta, BEng/83, has moved to
Toronto, Ontario, where he is a manage-
ment consultant with Deloitte & Touche.
Amlan extends a hello and best wishes to
his fellow mechanical engineering grads
from the class of '83-
Doug Hayman, BA/83, MDiv/86 (To-
ronto), and his wife Carolyn (Fraser) are
pleased to announce the arrival of their
third child, John Douglas Hayman, on
May 20, 1994, a brother for Timothy and
Katie. The family resides in Kazabazua,
Quebec, where Doug is a rector with the
Anglican Parish of Aylwin-River Desert.
Robert Hellier, BID/83, recently assumed
the position of Associate Professor at the
University of Art and Design Helsinki
(UIAH) after working six years as an
industrial designer at E&D Design Oy,
Scandinavia's largest industrial design
consultancy. Robert is responsible for
teaching a two-year international Master's
program in Design Leadership. He lives in
Helsinki with his wife Sheila (Morten),
BA/84, and their two boys, Declan
Andrew, born March 3, 1991, and "Rory"
Emory Josiah, born December 14, 1993-
Kai Chee Dok, BA/83, joined the Standard
Chartered Bank, Malaysia Berhad, in 1990
as a Branch Sales and Service Officer.
Yvonne Lysack (Rumbold), BAHons/
83, graduated with her Master's degree
(Pastoral Studies) in Individual Counsel-
ling in June 1994 from Saint Paul Univer-
sity. Yvonne has started a private practice
in Ottawa, Ontario, and is also leading
workshops and seminars on mental health
and pastoral issues.
Mark Pearson, BA/83, BAHons/85, and
Karen Pearson (Robertson), BAHons/
88, are pleased to announce the arrival of
their daughter, Krishna Joy, on February
12, 1994. Mark is a senior economist with
Natural Resources Canada and Karen is a
policy officer with Revenue Canada in
Paul Schneidereit, BJ/83, has been
working for the past 11 years at the
Halifax Herald in Nova Scotia where he's
the night assignment editor and acting
media editor. Paul also writes an inde-
pendent column on info technology. Paul
is married to June Davidson, BJ/83, who
is editor of the Dalhousie University's
award-winning alumni magazine. Paul
and June have two daughters, Rebecca,
age six, and Erika, age four.
Lilla Stuart (Nogrady), BJ/83, and her
husband Terry Stuart are happy to an-
nounce the arrival of their first child,
Michael Scot Stuart, on July 16, 1994, in
Toronto, Ontario. Lilla is a marketing
manager with CTV television network in
Maltaise Cini, BA/84, is a practising
attorney in Newport Beach, California.
Mariam A. Elabor, BA/84, has taken a
leave of absence from her position with
the Ministry of Education in Lagos, Ni-
geria, to accompany her husband to
Washington D.C., where he is employed
with the foreign service.
Lori Fox, BJ/84, and her husband Bob
Altherr, BSc/82, are thrilled to announce
the birth of their second son, Kelan Alex-
ander Fox-Altherr, on July 12, 1994 (a
very special birthday present for mom).
Dylan, age two and a half, is an enthusi-
astic big brother.
Winter 1995 • Carleton University 'Magazine '«Page31
Linda Goonewardene,BA/84, BAHons/
87 (McMaster), worked for three years
after graduation as a volunteer coordina-
tor for two non-profit agencies in Hamil-
ton, Ontario. She lives in North Plainfield,
New Jersey, with her husband, Bernhard
Mellies, and their two children, Sarah, age
six, and Max, age two.
Mary Hyde, MA/84, and her husband
John Valentine, MA/84, MPA/86, reside
in Ottawa, Ontario, with their two sons,
Michael, age 11 and James, age four. Mary
is a project leader in lands research at the
Department of Indian Affairs and John is
an analyst at Statistics Canada. He is also
a licensed scuba diving instructor.
Donald Mackay, Former Student/84, is
serving abroad with the Department of
Foreign Affairs and International Trade at
the Canadian Embassy in Mexico City as
First Secretary (NAFTA Section - Trade and
Economic Policy). His wife Kathryn Aleong
is also serving abroad as a Trade Commis-
sioner with the same department. Friends
and colleagues can contact Donald and
Kathryn at (525) 724-7935 (office) or (525)
254-7496 (home) until the summer of 1996.
Bob Milling, BA/84, was recently ap-
pointed Vice-President of New World
Power Canada, a renewable energy power
company based in Ottawa, Ontario.
Marion Jane Phillips, MA/84, is a ses-
sional lecturer in Victorian Literary Cul-
ture at the University of Kent at Canter-
Robert Seguin, BCom/84, and his wife,
Christine Woodley , are proud to announce
the arrival of their second son, Andrew
Robert, on September 1, 1994, a brother
for Eric, age two and a half. The family is
moving to Irvine, California, where Robert
will pursue a marketing opportunity in
the U.S. head office of Allergan Pharma-
Susan Tolusso (Turner), BJ/84, was
appointed Manager of Communications
at Nelvana, a leading Canadian producer
of animated television series in Septem-
ber, 1994. She and her husband Giuliano
live in Toronto, Ontario.
Leslie Fulton, BJ/85, a ndNigel Johnson,
BEng/86, are proud to announce the
arrival of their son, Alexander Donald
Fulton Johnson, on June 9, 1993. Nigel,
Leslie and Alex are living in Ottawa,
Joanne Mitchell, BJ/85, has worked
since graduation as a magazine editor and
technical writer. In the last four years she
has done technical writing on contract
through her company, Blue Systems.
Joanne married Bob Johnston in 1989 and
their daughter, Robin, was born in 1990.
Other BJ/85 grads are welcome to contact
Joanne in Almonte, Ontario.
Nadine Ryan-Bannerman, BAHons/85,
MEd/(OISE) and her husband John
Bannerman, BAHons/85, MJ/(Western),
have settled in Calgary, Alberta, with their
two daughters, Elyse, age four, and
Katherine (Katie), age two. John is a
business analyst with TransCanada Pipe-
lines and Nadine is an associate with
Vector Consulting Associates.
Rick Tomalty, BAHons/85, has been
appointed Regional Manager for the Cen-
tral Ontario Region of London Life's Gen-
eral Sales Division. He has relocated to
Whitby, Ontario, with his wife Carol
(Ogletree), and their son Christopher.
Scott Dippel,BJ/86, married Melissa Rolfe
in 1993 in Banff, Alberta. They live in
Winnipeg, Manitoba, where Scott is a staff
reporter with the CBC Radio News and
Melissa, formerly with CBC Radio, works
as a communications consultant. They
will be in Australia until spring 1995 doing
Ken Moreau, BA/86, and Karena
Moreau, BA/87, are pleased to announce
the arrival of their first son, Michael
Vincent Carl, on June 21, 1994. Ken, a
former president of the Rideau River
Residence Association (83-84), was re-
cently appointed as Senior Industry Policy
Specialist with the Department of Na-
tional Revenue in Ottawa, Ontario.
Stephen Pitel, BA/86, has been awarded
a Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship
and a Cambridge Commonwealth Trust
Scholarship (1994-95) to study toward a
Master of Laws degree at the University of
Cambridge. Stephen will be at Gonville &
Caius College, which has awarded him a
W.M. Tapp Studentship in law. In addi-
tion, the Ontario branch of the Canadian
Bar Association has recently awarded
Stephen an Outstanding Achievement
Andrew Schep, BA/86, is serving as
pastor of Reformed Presbyterian Church,
San Diego, California. He and his wife
Joanna (LaSalle) have two sons, Oliver,
born December 1990 and Jeremy, born
Lee Vogan, BA/86, joined the Canadian
Airforce in 1987 and has been flying jets
since 1990 with Fighter Group, a division
of the Airforce, in Cold Lake, Alberta.
Kim Beaver (Burden), BA/87, and her
husband Chris, BAHons/88, MSc/90
(Dalhousie), are pleased to announce the
arrival of their daughter, Robyn Frances
Beaver, on May 6, 1994. Robyn is a sister
to Gillian Elizabeth, born July 23, 1991.
Chris is completing his doctoral degree in
neuroscience at Dalhousie University in
Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Pamela Burnley, BCom/87, and her
husband Harold McKay are pleased to
announce the arrival of their second son,
Daniel Alexander Burnley McKay, on July
26, 1994, in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Marianne Cuhaci, MSW/87, BA/79
(Queen's), and her husband, Colin
McCorriston, are pleased to announce the
arrival of their daughter, Anna Elizabeth,
on March 15, 1994, a sister for Jamie.
Denis Gagne, BCom/87, has left his
position as Provincial Labour Negotiator
for the Alberta Healthcare Association to
work as an Employee Relations Analyst
for TransAlta Utilities. Denis lives in
Calgary, Alberta, with his fiancee Valerie
and her two children.
Jennifer Hall (Reid), BJHons/87, mar-
ried Brian Hall on October 15, 1994. She
is co-anchor on the evening news for
CHWI, a Baton Broadcasting station in
Doug Melville, BAHons/87, LLB (West-
ern), MBA (Western), was manied to Gailina
Liew in August, 1993, in Toronto, Ontario.
Winter 1 995 • Carleton University Magazine »Page 32
Ted Felbel in Without Rockets, produced and co-written by Keith Tomasek.
Grad nominated for Genie Award
Carleton University Film Studies graduate Keith Tomasek, BA/89, was
nominated in 1994 by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television for a
Genie Award in the category "Best Short Film" for the film Without Rockets.
Tomasek co-wrote the film with Gary Yates who also directed the film.
Shot in Churchill, Manitoba, the film has been described as "alternately sad
and poignant and absurdly hilarious." However Tomasek prefers to describe
the film as a "cross between Barton Fink and a Coyote/Road Runner cartoon."
The Genie Award nomination came as a surprise to Tomasek, but he adds
that he was even more surprised when he unexpectedly received a call from an
Italian broadcaster. "I woke up one morning to an overseas call from an Italian
television executive who wanted to buy die film," says Tomasek. The call
resulted in a sale to an Italian pay TV station.
"Director Gary Yates and I made the film with an international audience in
mind and the films success shows we were right on track," adds Tomasek.
The film was also a hit in Switzerland at the Locarno Film Festival where
Without Rockets was one of just a few Canadian films chosen to compete in the
prestigious Leopards of Tomorrow competition.
Tomasek lives in Hudson, Quebec, where he is currently writing a screenplay
and looking for other films to produce.
Michael A. O'Neill, BAHons/87, pre-
sented a paper entitled "Doctors and the
refonn of health care services in Canada
and the U.K." to the April 1994 Madrid
Joint Session of the European Consortium
for Political Research. As a coach and
player with the Warriors baseball club at
the University of Warwick in Coventry,
U.K., Michael led the team to their first
tour of the Netherlands in April. In June,
the Warriors won the British Baseball
Federation University Challenge Shield.
Michael was appointed in July 1994 to a
pan-time teaching position at the Univer-
sity of Warwick's Department of Politics
and International Studies.
Ann Remtulla (Rowe), BAHons/87,
married Abedeen Remtulla on July 16,
1994, in Toronto, Ontario. Abedeen and
Ann had a very romantic honeymoon in
Greece and Turkey and are back in
Etobicoke, Ontario, working as teachers.
Hilary Robinson, BA/87, MSW/92, is a
Youth Assistance Team Supervisor with
the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Car-
leton. She supervises a team of eight
social workers for a pilot program which
started in July 1994 to assess and support
16 and 17 year-olds and their families
when the teenager applies for social
Andrew Rook, BA/87, was married to
Sharon (Haynes) on June 1, 1991- They
have two daughters, Brittany, born Au-
gust 9, 1992 and Julia, born July 2, 1994.
The Rooks reside in Tofino, British Co-
lumbia, where Andrew is posted as a
Constable with the Royal Canadian
David Schneider, BA/87, BAHons/94,
has been accepted into the Master's pro-
gram in legal studies at Carleton Univer-
sity commencing September, 1994. David
was previously employed at the Ottawa
office of Gowling, Strathy and Henderson
Robin Smythe, BJ/87, and her husband
Greg Dennis are pleased to announce the
arrival of their first child, Jack Smythe
Dennis, on February 21, 1994. Robin and
Greg work at Global Television Network
in Toronto, Ontario.
Kimberly Bain (Adams), MP A/88, is
Director of Policy and Communications
for the Yukon Government. She and her
husband Mark have recently opened the
Dog Sled Inn, a bed and breakfast and
adventure tourism business located just
outside of Whitehorse. All grads are wel-
come to contact the Bains by calling (403)
667-5854 or faxing (403) 667-7056.
Julie Beun-Chown (Beun), BCom/88,
is a senior journalist for The New Weekly,
a national- women's magazine based in
Sydney, Australia, and is the Australian
correspondent for the International Wom-
en's Feature Service. She is married to an
Australian geologist, Russell Chown.
Tim Dalliday, BA/88, was married to
Leslie (Brady ) on June 26, 1993. Last fall,
Tim joined Kawartha Water Treatment, a
family-run business in Peterborough,
Ontario. He was appointed sales man-
ager in April 1994.
Vera R. Eastwood (Huse), PhD/88, has
taken a two-year leave of absence from
her tenured position as Associate Profes-
sor of Statistics at Acadia University to join
the Department of Statistics at the Univer-
sity of Auckland in New Zealand.
Alexandra Fotiou, BScHons/88, MD/92,
(Ottawa), and Steven Thomas, BScHons/
90, MA/93 (New York), MEd/93 (New
York), were married on July 27, 1991. They
moved to New York in June 1992 where
Alexandra is in her third year of Psychiatric
Residency at University Hospital at Stoney
Brook and Steven is teaching science in
Sea Cliff on Long Island.
Winter 1995 • Carleton University Magazine «Page 33
Michael Grantham, BCom/88, will be
working for three years in Vienna, Austria,
as a database programmer with the Inter-
national Atomic Energy Agency.
Sharon Harper, BJ/88, LLB/91 (Ottawa),
articled at the Court of Appeal for Ontario
in Toronto from 1991-92. She was admit-
ted to the Bar in February 1993 and is now
majoring in theology at Harvard Univer-
Sean Holmes, BAHons/88, MA/92 (Kan-
sas), was the 1994 soccer coach for the U.S.
Olympic Festival. Before accepting his
current position as varsity soccer coach at
the University of Evansville, Indiana, he
was head coach for five years at Baker
University in Kansas. Sean is engaged to be
married to Came Luetters on May 6, 1995
in Kansas City.
Teddy Katz, BJ/88, is working as a sports
reporter at CBC Radio Sports in Toronto,
Ontario. He previously worked for CBC in
New Brunswick after freelancing for one
year in Barcelona, Spain, where he met his
MarcLamontagne, BA/88, recently joined
Regal Capital Planners Ltd. as a financial
consultant and is looking forward to an
exciting and successful practice in Ottawa,
Andrew Nelson, BEng/88, received his
Master's degree in Business Administration
from the University of Western Ontario in
the spring of 1994 and is working for
Imperial Oil in Calgary, Alberta.
Sheila Owens (Corrigan), BA/88, and
her husband, David Owens, BA/85, are
pleased to announce the anival of their
second daughter, Kailey Danielle, on Au-
gust 2, 1994, a sister for Allison Marie.
Angelika Sauer, MA/88, PhD/94 (Water-
loo), has accepted a position as Chair of the
Department of German-Canadian Studies
at the University of Winnipeg. Angelika
would love to hear from her University
Elizabeth Tuck (Ferguson), BA/88, and
her husband Chris Tuck, BAHons/89,
were married in July 1993 and have
recently moved back to Carleton Univer-
sity as Upper Glen senior residents. Chris
is a social worker for the regional govern-
ment and Elizabeth is executive assistant
to Ottawa City Councillor Jim Watson,
Paul Brown, BA/89, and his wife Stacey
are pleased to announce the safe arrival of
their first child, Benjamin Alexander, on
June 27, 1994. Benjamin was born three
weeks early and weighed nine pounds,
three ounces. Paul is the president of the
newly formed alumni branch in Hamilton,
Ontario. He sends greetings to all of his
friends from 5th Glen.
Christopher Cowan, BAHons/89, has
been promoted to the position of Senior
Consultant, Employee Relations, for the
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in
Toronto, Ontario. His wife Brenda recently
accepted the position of Technical Educa-
tion Consultant for Ontario with Clairol
Canada, a Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.
Roopa Ghosh, BJ/89, MA/91 (Ohio State),
recently started teaching journalism at a
college on Vancouver Island, British Co-
lumbia. She is enjoying the experience
immensely in addition to her job as a copy
editor at the Victoria Times-Colonist. Roopa
continues to travel around the world in her
Tamara Guttman, BA/89, has returned to
the Department of Foreign Affairs in Ot-
tawa, Ontario, following a two-year diplo-
matic posting at the Canadian Embassy in
Kevin Hanson, BJ/89, was recently called
to the British Columbia Bar after complet-
ing law school at the University of Toronto
in 1993- Kevin practises family law with the
firm of Greig, Skagen and Kennedy, in
Suney, British Columbia.
Glenda Hodorek, BA/89, graduated from
the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of
Nursing Degree and is working in Texas as
a surgical intensive care nurse.
VivekKapiL MEng/89, and his wife Kamna
celebrated their first wedding anniversary
on August 1, 1994. The couple has moved
into a new home in Ottawa, Ontario,
where Vivek works with Bell Northern
Research as a senior planner for next
generation Residential Multimedia Serv-
ices. He plans to finish his Master's degree
in Business Administration from the Uni-
versity of Ottawa by the fall of 1995.
Lisa Petersen, BA/89, is working in To-
ronto, Ontario, as a production coordina-
tor for two consumer magazines,! 'actnalite
and City and Country Home.
Arlene M. Roberts, BAHons/89, was a
summer associate at the New Haven law
fimi of Jacobs, Grudberg, Belt & Dow. Last
spring Arlene was one of six finalists for the
Thurgood Marshall Fellowship program
sponsored by the Association of the Bar of
the City of New York. Arlene is in her third
and final year at Quinnipiac College School
of Law in Connecticut.
Maureen Scott-Nowlan, BJ/89, is pleased
to announce her marriage to Richard Todd
Nowlan on September 3, 1994, in Lanark
County, Ontario. Maureen and Todd work
for Northern Telecom in Ottawa, Ontario.
Christopher Stocks, BA/89, has been
accepted into the Master's program in
Business Administration at the University
of Calgary where he commenced full-time
studies in September, 1994.
Andrea Derby, BA/90, and Stephen Car-
lisle, are happy to announce the arrival of
their son, Andrew James Carlisle, on June
28, 1994, at the Windsor Metropolitan
Hospital. Grandparents are Bill Derby,
BA/64 and Jane Derby of Oshawa, On-
Andrew Dresser, BEng/90, and Sharon
(Robbins), BEng/90, were married on
June 1, 1991, and are happy to announce
the arrival of their daughter, Sara Jane, on
June 15, 1994, in Toronto, Ontario.
David H. El-Chaar (Cole), BAHons/90,
BA/90, MA/93 (Queen's), was married in
1994 to Rola El-Chaar, whom he met at
Carleton University while working in resi-
dence in 1985. David is an environmental
consultant with Fisher, Leff & Associates
Inc. and Rola was recently promoted to
systems engineer with SHL Systemhouse
in Ottawa, Ontario.
Todd Eustace, BA/90, was married to
Jennifer (Porteous) on September 3, 1994,
in Nepean, Ontario. Todd is employed as
a Work Group Administrator at Bell North-
Victor Korompai, BAHons/90, enroled
this fall in the Business Administration
program at the University of British Colum-
bia. He and his wife Yolanda were expect-
ing their first child in November 1994.
Sandra Roy (Wort), BA/90, completed
her Bachelor of Education degree in June
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1994 from Nipissing University in North
Bay, Ontario. She's cunently supply teach-
ing for the Ottawa Board of Education and
is looking forward to a teaching career at
the elementary level in the Ottawa region.
Dave Ryan, BScHons/90, resides in
Nepean, Ontario, with his wife Claire and
their son Sean, born August 18, 1994.
John Gudmundson, BAHons/91, mar-
ried Danai Walker on June 26, 1994, in
Vancouver, British Columbia. They live in
Victoria where John is enroled at the
School of Child and Youth Care at the
University of Victoria.
Sharon Herrington, BA/91, recently
graduated with honours from Algonquin
College's School of Nursing and has ac-
cepted a position at the Ottawa Civic
Hospital. Sharon's husband, Doug
Herrington, BJ/91, MJ/92, is a communi-
cations officer at the Canadian Human
Cara Larocque, BA/91, is engaged to be
married to Rick Oszpar in Ottawa, Ontario,
on June 3, 1995. Cara is a library technician
at the departmental library for Health
Canada in Ottawa. Rick works as a courier
for Canada Communication Group.
Michael McAlpine, BCom/91, is engaged
to be married to Vicki Brown of Mississauga,
Ontario, on May 6, 1995. He has moved to
Toronto to work at Southam Inc. Michael
was chairman of the Charlatan student
newspaper at Carleton from 1990-91.
Walter Robinson, BCom/91, is pleased
to announce his forthcoming marriage to
Jennifer Montour. The wedding will take
place in Ottawa, in June 1995. Walter
works as a management consultant for
Serco Aviation Services and is the cunent
president of the Carleton University Com-
merce Alumni Association Chapter.
David Roger, BAHons/91, BEd/94
(Queen's), defended his Master of Arts
thesis in translation at Carleton University
in October 1994. He received the mark of
"pass with distinction" and is the first
student to write a thesis in translation in the
department of French at Carleton. David is
enroled in the Master of Education pro-
gram (curriculum and instruction) with
scholarship at Queen's University.
Daniel Weslake, BEng/91, is an Assem-
bly Process Planner with Hughes Leite
Optical Tech Ltd. in Midland, Ontario. He
was expecting to obtain his Professional
Engineering status in December 1994.
Imke Barthel, BAHons/92, is living in
Kiel, Germany, doing an apprenticeship as
ship broker/agent at the Kiel-Kanal. Imke
previously worked as a liaison officer on
the Russian Tall Ships.
Ron Chaplin, BCom/92, is an entry-level
manager at Northern Telecom in Brockville ,
Leslie Disheau, BA/92, was married to
Glen Baldwin on September 24, 1994. She
and her husband reside in Iroquois, On-
tario, along the St. Lawrence River.
Louise Donnelly, BA/92, has started her
second year of teaching with the Durham
Region Roman Catholic Separate School
Kurt Headrick, PhD/92, has been ap-
pointed Senior Laboratory Instructor in the
Chemistry Department at the University of
Victoria in British Columbia. Kurt is mar-
ried to Danielle (Brady), BAHons/93.
Byron Horner, BAHons/92, completed
his Master's degree in Political Philosophy
at the University of British Columbia in
August 1994. He is currently enroled in a
combined law/business administration
program at the University of Toronto.
Roger Kennedy, BCom/92, was married
on August 6, 1994. He and his wife Elaine
reside in Nepean, Ontario.
Lisa MacMartin, BAHons/92, has entered
her second year in the Master of Science
program in Family Studies at the University
of Manitoba in Winnipeg.
Christina Talford, BJ/92, is working on
contract as an English instructor for the
Geos Corporation in Fukuoka, Japan, where
she teaches English to Japanese business
people before they immigrate to Canada
and the U.S. Christina is also working as a
freelance writer for a small newspaper.
Tony Cook, BEng/93, is engaged to
Andrea Martin, BA/92. They will be mar-
ried in September 1995 in Montreal, Que-
bec. Tony is working as a Junior Field
Engineer with PCL Constructors Eastern
Inc., in Nepean, Ontario. Andrea is teach-
ing at Fern Hill School in Ottawa.
Monique Doyle, BJ/93, has started a new
job as programming assistant with WTN
(Women's Television Network) in Winni-
peg, Manitoba. This new specialty channel
airs for the first time on January 1, 1995.
Martha Heder, BA/93, is studying law at
Osgoode Hall law school at York Univer-
sity in Toronto, Ontario, with a concentra-
tion in feminist legal studies.
Jeff Hurley, BAHons/93, is enroled in the
graduate Remote Sensing program at the
College of Geographic Studies in
Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia. Fellow grads
are welcome to contact Jeff by E-mail at
Linda Kardos-Beaudoin, BID/93, re-
ceived a first-place award in the residential
category of the annual Canadian Industrial
Fabric Institute Awards. She is the owner of
Rideau Awnings located in Manotick, On-
Sindy Mo, BA/93, and her husband Law-
rence Wong announce with great pleasure
the anival of their first child, Kevin Wong,
on May 15, 1994, in Hong Kong.
Jason Cornier, BA/94, has moved to
Japan to teach English for two years for the
GEOS Corporation, Japan's leading con-
versational English school. He will reside
in Tsu which is in the Nagoya area. Jason
welcomes Carleton friends to contact him
through the Alumni Association.
Robert Forest, BArch/94, is working in
Osaka, Japan, for INHS Planners, Archi-
tects and Engineers, the country's second
largest architectural firm. Robert played for
the Carleton Ravens varsity football team
and the Ottawa Rough Riders.
Matt Garwood, BA/94, has been a mem-
ber of the Ontario Provincial Police since
April 1994. He holds the rank of Provincial
Constable and is posted to St. Thomas,
Yves Bellemare, BEng/76, on September 14, 1994
Keith G. Campbell, BA/51, in October 1994
Michael Scott Cutler, BArch/91, in September 1994
Gerald J. Holmes, DPA/75, MA/76, MA/80, on September 1, 1994
Noreen Lincoln (Koen), BA(SPC)/67, BJ/69, on September 20th, 1994
John F. MacLeod, BCom/64, in 1994
Winter 1995* Carleton University -Magazine • Page 35
Despite our best efforts, we have been unable to
locate a current address for the alumni listed here.
We don't want to close the book on them, so we'd
appreciate any leads you could give us. Simply call
us at (613) 788-3636, or complete the form below
and send or fax it to us. Thank you!
Everett B. Bradley, BA/68
Cindy Cunning-MacMillan, MA/85 (Pub. Admin.)
Maurice F.Estabrooks, MA/77 (Economics)
Margo Gibb-Clark, BJ/67
Rosaria Vera Ienzi, BA/88 (Psychology)
Moira L. Jackson, BA/65 (Mathematics)
Deirdre J. Logan, BA/72 (Sociology)
Frank Lombardo, BEng/52
Larry R. Loven, BID/80
Gregory L. Michaud, BA/72 (Biology)
Seymon Nadezhdin, BAHons/82 (Mathematics)
Godwill A. Ogboghodo, PhD/83 (Poli.Sci.)
John R. Ogilvie, BEng/83 (Electrical)
Sally A. Packer, MA/69 (English)
Martin G. Padgett, MA/76 (Poli.Sci.)
Brian Denis Pratt, BScHons (Comp.Sci.)
Marie Quinn, BA(SPC)/59
John P. Quinn, BComm/58
Patricia Rutland, BA/68 BJ/61 (Journalism)
Anthony D. Spiteri, MA/83 (Philosophy)
Kia O.Tan, MEng/72 (Electrical)
Sonia M. Tokaryk, BA/72 (English)
Charles M. Utete, PhD/71 (Poli.Sci.)
Joke Joan Verhoeff, BSc/71 (Mathematics)
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Winter 1995 • Carleton University Magazine »Page36
Here's another Raven success story. Your
Alumni Council has teamed up with Bell to
form a unique partnership called the Carleton-
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Carleton on your behalf.
This money will help to improve communi-
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Rind other projects, determined by
the Alumni Council, such as new
scholarships for students.
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• 20% off the 3 numbers you spend most
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